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Circular Economy and the Green Public Procurement

  An overview of the Circular Economy and the Green Public Procurement in Europe Aligned with the European Union philosophy is the so-called circular economy, which basically proposes action to “closing the loop” of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use, and bring benefits for both the environment and the economy. The circular economy has…

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Opening tender PhD ITalents

Opening tender PhD ITalents  dedicated to PhDs. On Thursday April 14 the PhD call ITalents dedicated to PhDs will open, therefore from that date the approved project will be published on Once the evaluation of PhDs candidates will be done, selected companies will receive the profiles of PhD graduates for the next stage of…

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iTalents: Green & Sustainable Remediation

In November 2015 Ecosurvey® submitted the following project to the PhD ITalents programme, co-funded by the partnership of the Ministry of Education , Confindustria and CRUI Foundation. The programme aims to  identifies companies for the positioning of PhDs to conduct specific researches. “In accordance with the principles of Green & Susteinable Remediation, development a web…

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CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion

Eurostat estimates that in 2014 CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 5.0% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion are the major contributor to global warming and account for all EU greenhouse gas emissions. Theyare influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth,…

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Water Foot Print

Waterfootprint: sustainable use of water

Everything we eat needs water to grow. In July 2015 the project on the sustainable use of water in Europe is completed. Theory and practice on water use and member organizations waterfootprint is examined. The working group has examined various aspects of “water and sustainability” across the board by examining the causes of the current water…

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Polluter pays, not the owner? not responsible!

Accordingly, whereas one line of authority — based, inter alia, on the precautionary principle, the principle that preventive action should be taken and the ‘polluter pays’ principle, all of which are specific to EU law — considers the owner to be under an obligation to adopt emergency safety measures and rehabilitation measures even where that…

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Green certification (REC): buying medieval indulgences?

Geologists can not predict earthquakes, but they can describe the geological cycles that regulate the CO2 balance of the Planet, from its origins to today and they can predict and account the excess of CO2 that suffocates the Planet. Many companies have shown significant commitments on the problem of excess CO2 and invested in climate…

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Workshop Ecosurvey Remtech 2013

On September 18, 2013 Remtech in Ferrara will host the Ecosurvey workshop “European funding applied to the remediation/protection of the underground: on-going experience with Eco-innovation and future applications with Horizon 2020”.  Numerous companies operating in the environmental field interested in European research projects as part of the Horizon 2020 program will attend. Invitees: Dr. Anita…

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Italian contribution to Horizon 2020

The Workshop on the Italian contribution to Horizon 2020 Industrial leadership occurred at SMAU fair in Bologna At the workshop the priority objectives of Horizon 2020 were introduced with a focus on research and its economic and social application to industrial competitiveness, emphasizing the importance for SMEs to develop standard and applied research to new…

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European Water Standards

It was published the draft version (v. 4.6) of’ European-Water-Stewardship-Standard for use in Test Pilot. The EWS standard aims to be applicable to a broad range of water users and industries that may affect the availability and quality of water while still respecting the complexity of impacts linked to water use and therefore: comprises environmental,…

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