Life Cycle Management News

  • Circular Economy: EU Commission Delivers on Its Promises

    One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the European Commission has reported on the delivery and progress of key initiatives of its 2015 Action Plan. Together with the report, the Commission also: took further measures recently (1/26) by establishing a Circular Economy Finance Support Platform with the European Investment Bank (EIB) bringing together investors and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Circular Economy plan high on EU’s 2017 priorities

    The Commission’s Work Programme for 2017 outlines 21 ‘key initiatives to implement 10 political priorities in 2017’. The Circular Economy package includes proposals for a 65% recycling target for municipal waste. Second to top among the proposals, and under the heading ‘A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment’ is implementation of the action plan on the Circular ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Defra minister hints at UK’s Circular Economy approach

    Defra under-secretary Lord Gardiner of Kimble has offered an insight into the government’s position on the EU’s Circular Economy Package, indicating that the government may be open to adopting some measures set out by Brussels. Lord Gardiner’s comments came in response to a written question in the House of Lords at the end of November, in which the Labour Peer Baroness Jones of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • London SMEs offered ‘circular economy’ support

    The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced a three-year support programme to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the capital adopt circular economy business models. Known as ‘Advance London’ the programme will be open from January 2017 and will provide free help and advice to businesses. LWARB is a partnership between the Mayor of London and London’s ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • ExNovoMaterials in the circular economy

    Twenty years of Ecomondo, from waste to renewable material. A large exhibition will present the extraordinary reality resulting from the meeting of recycling and high quality, inventive talent and operative experimentation. Three essential instruments for planning the future, three qualities specific of Italy Twenty years of expo on recovery, collection and recycling. On ...


    By Rimini Fiera S.p.A

  • Research breathes ‘new life’ into lithium ion battery packs

    Novel separation techniques to recover high-value metal compounds from automotive battery packs are being explored as part of a £14 million research consortium. The AMPLiFII Project (Automated Module-to-pack Pilot Line for Industrial Innovation) has received £10 million of funding from the UK’s ...

  • Exnovomaterials In The Circular Economy

    Twenty years of Ecomondo, from waste to renewable material. A large exhibition will present the extraordinary reality resulting from the meeting of recycling and high quality, inventive talent and operative experimentation. Three essential instruments for planning the future, three qualities specific of Italy Rimini Fiera, November 8-11 2016 Twenty years of expo on recovery, collection and ...


    By Rimini Fiera S.p.A

  • More circular economy: Battery recyclers facing new challenges

    Mobile devices wouldn't be what they are today without the light metal lithium. Smartphones and cameras, but also electric cars and even electricity grids would not be able to operate without lithium-ion batteries. For that reason, the powerful batteries are predicted to have a great future ahead of them. The demand for mobile telephones alone is expected to generate an average of six per cent ...

  • Innovyze Introduces InfoMaster LCCA: Comprehensive Economic Life Cycle Cost Analysis Helps Water Utilities Close Infrastructure Gap, Meet ASCE Grand Challenge

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoMaster LCCA for developing a sound long-term, cost-efficient asset rehabilitation program based on a Life Cycle Cost Analysis that takes total ownership costs into account. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Automated Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

    There is a growing market demand for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data on the environmental properties of suppliers’ products. However, aggregating and assessing the relevant data throughout the entire product life cycle for an LCA is an enormous task. Even more so if one considers that most assessments start with the finished product and work their way down to components and substances. ...


    By iPoint-Systems GmbH

  • Circular Economy: the water cycle and the whole chain in a leading role at Ecomondo 2016 in The Global Water Expo Section

    Among the most eagerly anticipated content at ECOMONDO 2016 is that presented in the new Global Water Expo section, where innovative technologies, projects and knowledge concerning the water industry will be in line with the perspective of the circular economy that will distinguish the international expo from Rimini Fiera. There is great anticipation in particular for the contribution ...


    By Rimini Fiera S.p.A

  • Launching the 2nd Annual Green Concrete GCC Conference

    Following the success of its first edition, Advanced Conferences & Meetings is proud to announce the launch of the 2nd Annual Green Concrete GCC conference, held on 28-29 September in Dubai, UAE. Officially supported by Dubai Municipality and ...

  • Position Paper on Circular Economy Package 2016

    Metal Packaging Europe welcomes the revised Circular Economy Package. The Commission’s proposal amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste (WFD) and Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste (PPWD) are an important step towards an improved European policy framework to encourage the transition towards a circular economy and to ensure sustainable growth. With regard to metal ...

  • Enterprise, Innovation, and the Circular Economy

    This week I completed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's six-week Executive Education Introductory Course, titled "Enterprise, Innovation and the Circular Economy," and taught by the University of Bradford School of Management. During the course, I've shared insights with ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How to Make Money in Plastics Recycling

    The device on which you are reading this blog (or on which you printed it) likely contains plastic, in addition to some precious and non-precious metals. When that device reaches the end of its life, you have two types of options, as I learned from the Circular Economy Executive Education ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The Electronics Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Circular Economy

    One of my happiest moments on the job since joining TFI's services with those of Antea Group was hearing that Antea Group fast-tracked my enrollment in a Circular Economy Executive Education Course. Being ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • A Circular Economy for Europe

    The environmental benefits of adopting a circular economy in Europe could be considerable – reducing waste, and minimizing the continent’s heavy dependence on imports of raw materials. A new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) draws attention to both the benefits and challenges of such an economic transition. The report also describes ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Closing the loop: Commission adopts ambitious new Circular Economy Package to boost competitiveness, create jobs and generate sustainable growth

    Today (Dec 2, 2015) the European Commission adopted an ambitious new Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers to make the transition to a stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more sustainable way. The proposed actions will contribute to "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use, and bring benefits for both ...

  • Axion Consulting and Philips in joint project to develop circular economy business models for refurbished medical imaging equipment

    Resource efficiency specialist Axion Consulting is working in partnership with Philips, a world leader in the supply of medical imaging systems and therapy devices, on a ground-breaking research project into how UK hospitals could benefit from alternative business models for refurbished high-value medical imaging and ultrasound equipment, offering potentially large savings. The six-month ...

  • Economic incentives for bringing e-waste into the circular economy

    An economic analysis of 14 common categories of waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) has highlighted the economic value of bringing ewaste streams into the circular economy. The overall worth is calculated as €2.15 billion to European markets, with a potential rise to €3.67 billion as volumes increase. WEEE represents the widest source of waste in the world. Every year, ...

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