Sustainable consumption

the use of services and related products which respond to basic needs and bring a better quality of life while minimizing the use of natural resources and toxic materials as well as emissions of waste and pollutants over the life cycle of the service or product so as not to jeopardize the needs of future generations.

Innovation: Water Enhanced Resource Planning - Where water supply meets demand

Last update: 25.04.2014
Pre-Demo
Water can be saved through: infrastructure investment; improved coordination; or behavioural change-measures with different costs & time scales. While 40% water savings could be achieved from technological improvements, this value is the sum of a series of different actions. Based on water resources management experience, it can be roughly estimated [...]

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Innovation: BIOLCA - A Tool For The Evaluation And Improvement Of The Sustainability In The Transport Sector

Last update: 08.11.2013
Pre-Demo
The tool, based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, will enable the assessment of environmental, social and economic impacts throughout the whole life cycle. BIOLCA will be a powerful tool for decision making that will contribute to the improvement of the sustainability in the Transport and Biofuels sectors, since [...]

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Innovation: Coordination Of European Transnational Research In Organic Food And Farming Systems

Last update: 02.10.2013
Ready to use
Three calls were published and projects selected and initiated. Fourteen projects initiated, hereoff one project funded by a real common pot. The call after COII has been prepared in terms of discussing thematic research areas and selection of the areas of highest priority for the partners. The challenge to secure [...]

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Innovation: FENIX TOOL: a comprehensive on-line tool for evaluating packaging waste management options in Spain and Portugal

Last update: 06.09.2013
Ready to use
It is an ad-hoc software tool for evaluating alternative scenarios for the management of post-consumer packaging waste, enabling the selection of more sustainable waste management practices, in accordance with the current European policy principles. The tool is intended to be used directly by the local municipalities and waste management entities [...]

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Innovation: High quality meat-like products

Last update: 22.08.2013
Ready to use
The European LikeMeat project has developed meat surrogates from plant proteins. These meat surrogates have very similar structure to real meat, are more accepted by consumers than traditional meat substitutes, and make a contribution to sustainable food production. The plant-based products developed in the LikeMeat project provide comparable eating enjoyment [...]

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