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1000 Solutions — August 13, 2018

Lactips, a biodegradable alternative to plastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 2min read

The story behind Lactips is first and foremost about the encounter of two different worlds and two complementary people. Frédéric Prochazka, a researcher at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Université Jean Monnet, in Saint-Etienne (France), had developed a...

Technical Article — May 14, 2019

How the world is dealing with its e-waste issue?

Written by Expert: Benjamin Demma - 5min read

Electronic circuits require the use of different raw materials, from copper for printed circuit boards and cables to plastic for component casing and insulators. But what are the social, environmental and economic consequences related to the procurement of these materials? This article aims to...

1000 Solutions — July 08, 2019

Sopraloop, a new recycling process for plastic

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

This solution turns non-recycled plastic into insulation material. To successfully transition to a sustainable economy, we must move from linear to circular processes. The concept of circularity is quite simple: “It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the...

Technical Article — July 22, 2019

How to close the loop on food waste ? Insights into a successful...

Written by Expert: Bénédicte Deryckere - 4min read

While half of the world still suffers from hunger and our natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce, a shocking 1.3 billion tons of the food produced gets lost or wasted every year; corresponding to 1/3 of the total food production (FAO, 2011).  The...