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Masterplan for urban sustainability

ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022, the triennial gathering of local and regional governments advancing sustainable urban development worldwide, was launched virtually this week with more than 1500 participants from over 115 countries. The year-long program will be focused on sustainable development. Hosted by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and the City of …

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Berlin-based Grover raises €60 million in Series B funding to take consumer tech subscriptions mainstream

Berlin-based Grover, one of Europe’s market leaders in consumer tech subscriptions, today announces that it has secured €60 million in an oversubscribed Series B round. The funding will be used to increase market expansion, advance product innovation and accelerate international expansion in support of the company’s ambitious goals of tripling its subscriptions by the end of the… …

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Greenland Seminar Update: Presentations Now Available

On 25 March 2021, Blue Circular economy partners in Greenland hosted a free online seminar about marine plastics in Greenland and recycling opportunities for discarded fishing gear. The seminar was extremely well attended, with participants from across the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) region and further afield. Presentations The first presentation came from Dr. Neil James …

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Research Update: Presentations from BCE Seminar

Blue Circular Economy held a free online research seminar on 4 March 2021. The seminar featured presentations from researchers at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Copies of the slides used as part of these presentations can be found by clicking the links below: Circular Economy through optimization-based …

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Sustainable parenting app YoungPlanet raises €610K to help families share unused toys

Circular economy parenting app YoungPlanet has raised around €586K through what it’s calling an ‘Equity for Parents’ crowdfunding campaign as it looks to expand its offering following a year of seismic growth. Launched in 2019 in the UK, YoungPlanet provides a cashless platform based on a sharing economy model, where parents can list or request… …

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Follow the SDG Festival

There are still a few hours left to connect with the fifth annual SDG Global Festival of Action. The two-day event, which concludes today, has the theme ‘A Turning Point for People and Planet’. A virtual event this year, due to the pandemic, the festival is a dynamic space where policymakers, innovators, creatives, activists, business leaders …

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Marine Plastic Waste in Greenland – Register Now for FREE Online Seminar

Tackling Marine Litter in the Arctic Region Are you interested in tackling marine litter, protecting wildlife, or generating new economic opportunities via the circular economy? Blue Circular Economy invites you to attend Marine Plastic Waste in Greenland and Recycling Opportunities for Discarded Fishing Gear. This free seminar will take place online on 25 March 2021 at 18:00 …

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