Capteurs d'Avenir

by Pollutec

News and market updates for environment professionals

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A new era for air quality?

A new era for air quality?

With 48,000 premature deaths per year in France and more than 428,000 in Europe, air pollution is a major public health issue. It is the number one environmental concern of French people. Awareness was all the more striking in this particular year, marked by a period of almost total containment.

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Plastic pollution in the oceans – what answers do we have?

Plastic pollution in the oceans – what answers do we have?

Everyone’s talking about plastic pollution in the oceans, but what’s actually being done? Given the scale of the problem, is it enough to get rid of plastic straws and stirrers, or do we need to look at the sector’s entire value chain? Is the circularity approach enough, if it isn’t focused on waste? How much difference can substitute products make?

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What innovative sustainable material applications will 2020 bring?

What innovative sustainable material applications will 2020 bring?

In many sectors, the energy transition is intertwined with innovative materials. Over time, laboratories have identified new materials that offer huge potentials. Some are self-healing, while others can even be programmed. The ultimate goal?  To develop materials that provide more energy than they consume. Spotlight on innovative materials to watch in 2020.

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2020 report on the blue economy in Europe

2020 report on the blue economy in Europe

The European Commission’s 2020 report on the blue economy offers a broad perspective on the performance of those EU economic sectors related to the ocean and coastline. For its third edition, it explores in detail the environmental dimension of the blue economy…

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How will the circular economy allow for effective and environmentally-friendly waste management?

How will the circular economy allow for effective and environmentally-friendly waste management?

How will the circular economy allow for effective and environmentally-friendly waste management?
The circular economy is a system that addresses the need for the fundamental reinvention of how we produce and consume. It’s a model that allows resource consumption to be reduced while limiting environmental impacts. How will this new system allow for better waste management?

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A call for innovative solutions to reduce and recycle waste on an international scale

A call for innovative solutions to reduce and recycle waste on an international scale

The Direction générale du Trésor (Directorate General of the French Treasury, French Ministry for the Economy) is inviting applications from French companies to submit international projects aimed at reducing and recycling waste. This call for tender is part of the FASEP Innovation verte (Green Innovation) strategy and the closing date for applications is 1 October.

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Management opportunities in the environmental job market

Management opportunities in the environmental job market

In December 2019, the French Association for Jobs in Management (Apec) published the study “The realities of management opportunities in the environmental job market”, using data from an analysis of vacancies published between 2016 and 2018 and from a search of the database on Main qualifications and training offered by public establishments reporting to the ministry. This research showed that environment is not only developing but it’s seen as a very attractive market…

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Agriculture and environment – green shoots of harmony?

Agriculture and environment – green shoots of harmony?

The concepts of “agriculture” and “environment” have been in conflict for several decades, even generations, whereas they should naturally go together. The many pressures exerted by the agricultural system on the environment and climate are increasingly well-documented. Various plans, reports and strategies have been produced to combat this but their objectives are often long-term. Thankfully, many are already taking action and working tirelessly to make the agricultural model more environmentally responsible.

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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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