Living Circular - A place to come together on sustainable development https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en en RB improves plastic circularity with Veolia https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/rb-improves-plastic-circularity-veolia The world leader in household products, Reckitt Benckiser, now known as RB, is partnering with Veolia to increase the use of recycled plastic in its packaging. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:00:55 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/rb-improves-plastic-circularity-veolia MarinaTex, a bioplastic from the sea https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/marinatex-bioplastic-sea MarinaTex, a biodegradable fish waste-based material to replace single-use plastics.<br /> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:30:57 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/marinatex-bioplastic-sea Asia's largest rooftop farm towers over Bangkok https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/asias-largest-rooftop-farm-towers-over-bangkok Bangkok is home to the largest rooftop farm in Asia.<br /> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:34:01 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/asias-largest-rooftop-farm-towers-over-bangkok Naturbloc Bois, concrete blocks... made of recycled wooden pallets! https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/naturbloc-bois-concrete-blocks-made-of-recycled-wooden-pallets Alkern, a concrete product manufacturer, has launched a range of low carbon impact products. It now sells concrete blocks... made of recycled wood! Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:40:49 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/naturbloc-bois-concrete-blocks-made-of-recycled-wooden-pallets Machine learning serves smart, circular cities https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/machine-learning-serves-smart-circular-cities AI and machine learning are essential tools that help cities reduce their carbon footprint through a circular economy approach. Thu, 08 Oct 2020 07:54:54 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/machine-learning-serves-smart-circular-cities Return your old shoes and get a credit voucher! https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/return-your-old-shoes-and-get-credit-voucher Four months’ use against the decades sneakers take to decompose: how can we stop our footwear adding to the mountains of trash?<br /> Tue, 06 Oct 2020 09:21:07 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/return-your-old-shoes-and-get-credit-voucher Reduce water wastage with a closed loop shower https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/reduce-water-wastage-closed-loop-shower Want to reduce your ecological footprint when you shower? The ILYA cyclic shower reduces water consumption by 90%. Thu, 01 Oct 2020 08:00:20 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/reduce-water-wastage-closed-loop-shower The circular economy, a solution to unemployment https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/circular-economy-solution-unemployment The circular economy creates sustainable jobs that can’t be relocated. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:37:38 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/circular-economy-solution-unemployment Disassembling a building from floor to ceiling: welcome to reversible design https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/disassembling-building-floor-ceiling-welcome-reversible-design With its wooden structure and sustainable materials, the building has more than 165,000 screws that make it easy to disassemble. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:20:43 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/disassembling-building-floor-ceiling-welcome-reversible-design Introducing the world's most sustainable jeans https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/introducing-worlds-most-sustainable-jeans MUD Jeans&#039; challenge? To make one of the world&#039;s best-selling garments - jeans - as sustainable as possible. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:40:53 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/introducing-worlds-most-sustainable-jeans With PoEthic, the circular economy is flourishing in flowerpots https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/poethic-circular-economy-flourishing-flowerpots Veolia’s subsidiary SEDE has created a flowerpot manufactured from organic waste that breaks down into compost on contact with the soil, for zero plastic waste flowerpots, thereby closing the circular economy loop. <br /> <br /> Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:10:34 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/poethic-circular-economy-flourishing-flowerpots The circular economy against poverty https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/eco-citizen/circular-economy-against-poverty In Buenos Aires, the En-Haccore soup kitchen uses the circular economy as a weapon to fight poverty in the Ciudad Oculta neighborhood.<br /> Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:06:26 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/eco-citizen/circular-economy-against-poverty Safe arrival home for the four energetic sailors https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/eco-citizen/safe-arrival-home-four-energetic-sailors After eleven months of exploring the energies of tomorrow across the Atlantic, the time came for the 4 matelots pleins d’énergie (4 energetic sailors) to return to dry land. <br /> Thu, 10 Sep 2020 09:10:07 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/eco-citizen/safe-arrival-home-four-energetic-sailors Circular from head to toe with Sessile sneakers https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/circular-head-toe-sessile-sneakers The Eram Group launches Sessile - a brand of eco-designed, recyclable and repairable sneakers made in France. Tue, 08 Sep 2020 08:20:35 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/circular-head-toe-sessile-sneakers Grape skins and de-icing roads https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/grape-skins-and-de-icing-roads US researchers use agricultural waste as an additive to reduce the environmental impact of road salt. Thu, 03 Sep 2020 08:00:17 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/grape-skins-and-de-icing-roads An exchange and innovation platform boosting plastic reuse https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/exchange-and-innovation-platform-boosting-plastic-reuse Funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 program, PlasticTwist supports plastic reuse practices.<br /> Tue, 01 Sep 2020 08:00:00 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/exchange-and-innovation-platform-boosting-plastic-reuse FIJI Water: five years to switch to a circular economy https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/fiji-water-five-years-switch-circular-economy In October 2019, the FIJI Water brand announced its intention to manufacture all of its bottles from 100% recycled plastic by 2025. Thu, 27 Aug 2020 10:37:28 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/fiji-water-five-years-switch-circular-economy Emission-free solar cooking https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/eco-citizen/emission-free-solar-cooking Environmentally friendly and cheap, solar cooking is attracting more and more people wanting to reduce their environmental footprint and energy bills. Thu, 27 Aug 2020 09:10:45 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/eco-citizen/emission-free-solar-cooking FabBRICK makes bricks out of our old clothes! https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/fabbrick-makes-bricks-out-our-old-clothes What if by combining fashion and construction in a circular approach, we could free up waste disposal sites and cut the cost for the environment? Thu, 06 Aug 2020 08:00:37 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/fabbrick-makes-bricks-out-our-old-clothes The Netherlands: Danone and Veolia innovate in resource management https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/netherlands-danone-and-veolia-innovate-resource-management Since their alliance began in 2015, Danone and Veolia have been constantly innovating. At the new Nutricia Haps site in the Netherlands, the two groups have rolled out better natural resource management. Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:00:58 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/netherlands-danone-and-veolia-innovate-resource-management The Greeks sit on waste! https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/greeks-sit-waste The population of Thessaloniki, Greece, now have mounds of plastic to sit on. Here, the park benches are made out of recycled waste. Thu, 30 Jul 2020 08:10:10 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/greeks-sit-waste The first circular shopping centre opens in Brussels https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/first-circular-shopping-centre-opens-brussels The shopping centre of tomorrow is in Brussels. With Yuman, do your shopping in 1,200 m2 entirely dedicated to the circular economy. Tue, 28 Jul 2020 07:26:56 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/first-circular-shopping-centre-opens-brussels Presenting the paper-based transistor! https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/presenting-paper-based-transistor Elvira Fortunato has invented the paper-based transistor as an alternative to the silicon transistor for more durable electronic components. Thu, 23 Jul 2020 08:00:59 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/presenting-paper-based-transistor When bike tyres become fashion accessories https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/when-bike-tyres-become-fashion-accessories The startup La Vie est Belt has embarked on a gamble: recycling old bike tyres into fashion accessories! Mon, 20 Jul 2020 08:46:17 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/when-bike-tyres-become-fashion-accessories Drip-irrigation bags water city trees more efficiently in the Czech Republic https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/drip-irrigation-bags-water-city-trees-more-efficiently-czech-republic In the Czech Republic, some cities have installed drip-irrigation bags at the base of their trees to protect them from drought. Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:40:11 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/drip-irrigation-bags-water-city-trees-more-efficiently-czech-republic Canadian start-up turns CO2 into soap https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/canadian-start-turns-co2-soap The Canadian start-up CleanO2 has developed a device able to produce potassium carbonate. A chemical used in the manufacture of soaps. Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:29:27 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/canadian-start-turns-co2-soap McDonald’s takes plastic off the menu! https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/mcdonalds-takes-plastic-menu McDonald&#039;s has adopted several &quot;green&quot; measures covering the use of plastic in its European restaurants. Eventually, all the fast food brand&#039;s packaging will come from renewable sources. Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:34:01 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/inspirations/mcdonalds-takes-plastic-menu Europe gives the circular economy a boost! https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/eco-citizen/europe-gives-circular-economy-boost The European Commission adopts its new circular economy plan: bold ambitions for sustainable growth! Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:05:40 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/eco-citizen/europe-gives-circular-economy-boost 100% recyclable garment hangers for sustainable fashion https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/100-recyclable-garment-hangers-sustainable-fashion In September 2019, the start-up Arch &amp; Hook and the French design house Roland Mouret launched an eco-friendly garment hanger made from plastic waste. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:42:11 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/100-recyclable-garment-hangers-sustainable-fashion London’s Tube heats homes and offices https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/londons-tube-heats-homes-and-offices Islington Council, in north London, has launched a project to recover waste heat from the London Underground. Thu, 25 Jun 2020 08:36:58 +0100 https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/city/londons-tube-heats-homes-and-offices