The circular economy is also about education. Over the years Veolia has introduced educational initiatives that spread the word.
Find out how coffee grounds become energy and run a factory in the Netherlands, or how the heat in wastewater is recovered to keep a Marseille swimming pool warm!In 2014, Veolia introduced a new tagline that reflects its mission - resourcing the world. Given increasing resource scarcity and the global population explosion, a new, more sustainable economic model is vital. The challenge is to turn waste into resources and then reinject them back into the production cycle. This is the circular economy principle.
It’s a commitment that also means educating people. So over the years Veolia has been developing educational initiatives that help explain this change of model.
For example, since 2016 the Veolia Foundation has been organizing the 2C conferences at La REcyclerie – they help inform young people about the major circular economy issues. Similarly, in June 2017, Veolia was involved in the BiodiversiTerre event where, with a special focus on children, it presented its commitment to biodiversity to the general public.
The latest educational initiative is the resourcing machine, an experiential interactive website that demonstrates circular economy applications in cities and industry. You choose a type of waste (plastic bottles, olive pits or even a ship), follow it through the process of transformation and finally learn how it is recycled and reused in the form of new resources.
Find out how coffee grounds become energy and run a factory in the Netherlands, or how the heat in wastewater is recovered to keep a Marseille swimming pool warm.
Veolia’s "resourcing the world machine" explains the challenges of the circular economy and looks at some of the solutions that can be deployed to fight climate change.
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