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In 2019 only 38% of the total post-consumer waste was separately collected © lovelyday12 - stock.adobe.com 2024

Less than one-fifth of EU plastic was recycled in 2019, but 2025 targets can be still reached

Combined actions such as reduced waste export and increased separate waste collection could more than double the amount of recycled plastic in the EU

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Child plays with building blocks. Photo: Falk / AdobeStock We are exposed to a large number of endocrine disruptors every day. Their health risks are the focus of the ENDOMIX project. Photo: Falk / AdobeStock

Hidden health risks of endocrine disruptors?

Endocrine disruptors are chemical substances that may mimic endogenous hormones and thereby interfere with the endocrine system. The EU research project ENDOMIX, coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Germany, started...

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Wildfires in the Saxon Switzerland / Germany Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ Wildfires in the Saxon Switzerland / Germany Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ

Many Devastating Extremes in 2023 were amplified by Global Warming

In 2023, the world reached new record temperatures, with an unprecedented global mean temperature of 1.48°C above pre-industrial levels. These record temperatures strongly increased the intensity of heatwaves, droughts and extreme rainfall associated...

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The bioeconomy includes sectors that rely on renewable biological resources from land and sea, such as crops, forests, fish, animals, and micro-organisms to produce food, materials, energy and services. @ hiv360, stock.adobe.com

A recipe for sustainable bioeconomy: collaborate, engage locally, involve consumers

The JRC put together policy makers, primary producers, consumers and businesses, tasking them with imagining the bioeconomy of the future. Policy recommendations from this exercise are now out.

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Training course in hydrometry - river discharge monitoring using ADCPs, 26-29 February 2024

A very practical hydrometry training workshop on using ADCPs for river discharge monitoring

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