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Business and biodiversity: What’s the Score?

Business and biodiversity: What’s the Score?

In its latest global assessment, the IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) showed that human activity has already altered 75% of terrestrial environments and 66% of marine environments. It also revealed that about a...

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How can the environmental impact of your industrial projects be reduced?

How can the environmental impact of your industrial projects be reduced?

How to reduce the environmental impact of your industrial projects?
Today, the issue of companies’ environmental impact is of interest to all market sectors, industry in particular. Given this context, industry professionals have been seeking out innovative methods to bring their projects to fruition while limiting their ecological footprint.

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Waste management and Coronavirus

Waste management and Coronavirus

On Monday 23rd of March, the French Ministry of Ecology specified that “the waste management sector, whether treating hazardous or non-hazardous waste from households, businesses or even medical waste from hospitals, is still running to ensure waste collection and...

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Algae: a multi-faceted issue

Algae: a multi-faceted issue

Whether brown, red, green or blue, unicellular microalgae or multicellular macroalgae are all photosynthetic organisms. Although the spread of macroalgal blooms (green tides, sargassum blooms, etc.) have given them a bad name in recent years, the many properties of...

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Hydrogen’s bright future

Hydrogen’s bright future

Beyond its traditional industrial applications (mainly petroleum product chemistry and refining), hydrogen has real potential to fuel the energy transition. Hydrogen can play a part in decarbonising certain sectors, including transport, as well as facilitating the...

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Air Quality: Can the targets be met in ten years?

Air Quality: Can the targets be met in ten years?

In its latest SoE report (1), the EU forecasts that its air quality targets will be met by 2030. However, we are still a long way from achieving the targets set for 2020. So what exactly is the current state of play? As demonstrated ever more accurately by scientific...

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What are the opportunities in the Indian market?

What are the opportunities in the Indian market?

As an emerging economy, India is faced with challenges related to water, air and waste. In recognition of both current problems in India and the region’s potential, Business France, one of Pollutec’s public-sector partners, has identified various market sectors in...

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Adaptation in question

Adaptation in question

Faced with climate change, humankind has long believed that it would equally be capable of implementing suitable adaptation solutions. However, it should firstly be noted that adaptation is not an alternative to attenuation. And secondly, some of the impacts of climate change that have often been predicted for 2030, 2050 or even 2100 are already here so we can no longer speak in the future tense.

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Ten Years on from Grenelle de la Mer: Where Are We Now?

Ten Years on from Grenelle de la Mer: Where Are We Now?

In 2009, France organised “Grenelle de la Mer” based on the same framework as the “Grenelle de l’Environnement”. Ten years on, the CNML, France’s National Coastal and Ocean Council, has produced a report highlighting the main issues that need to be further addressed. Let’s take a look at the key findings.

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Water, cornerstone of Pollutec

Water, cornerstone of Pollutec

Accounting for almost a third of exhibitors, water ranks alongside waste as one of the cornerstones of Pollutec. This traditional show sector is however by no means any less dynamic and is constantly innovating.

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Heating and cooling networks: a sector worth boosting

Heating and cooling networks: a sector worth boosting

Heating currently accounts for almost half of final energy consumption in France, but remains largely reliant on fossil fuels. Alongside fuelwood, solar energy, air source heat pumps (ASHP) and other renewable heat solutions, heating and cooling networks have their part to play too.

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Bio-waste: one of the key issues for the coming years

Bio-waste: one of the key issues for the coming years

Currently, residual household waste in France is either disposed of in landfill or incinerated. However, almost a third of this RHW is made up of bio-waste which may have a water content of 60%-90%. Instead of burying or incinerating bio-waste, is it possible to adopt a process for returning it to the soil? This is the aim of source separation for recycling.

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Environmental health – a hot topic

Environmental health – a hot topic

Studying the links between health and the environment is nothing new. But it was only in 1989 that a definition of environmental health was proposed by the World Health Organization. Thirty years on, how does the land lie in this eminently cross-disciplinary topic?

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