Wool, linen, cotton: the textile industry has traditionally used natural materials. And yet precisely this industry embraced the use of synthetic petroleum-based fibres after the Second World War. What is more, textile is full of property-improving additives such as plasticizers, fire retardants, pigments, stabilizers, adhesives and nucleating agents. It is time for a sustainable alternative.
Lisbon’s public transportation company Carris has joined forces with the private sector in a project aiming to boost sustainable mobility in the country’s capital through the use of 100% used cooking oils (UCO).
Ursula von der Leyen, the new president of the European Commission, surprised even environmentalists when she announced she would make climate policy the “hallmark” of her five-year mandate. Now comes the hard part: the delivery.