economía circular

World Environment Day: fostering more sustainable agri-food logistics

In 1972, the United Nations designated June 5 as World Environment Day to highlight that the protection and health of the environment are key issues affecting the well-being of people and global economic development. Ensuring enough food for the world’s growing population, while reducing impacts on the environment, is one of the major challenges of the 21st century (UN, 2015).…

The role of reusable transport crates in achieving SDG 14 – Life below water

Spain, especially in Catalonia and Andalusia, is experiencing droughts and water scarcity. During these dry periods, water levels in rivers, lakes, and streams decrease, concentrating pollutants and nutrients that reach the Mediterranean Sea, the Cantabrian Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean. This concentration can worsen acidification and eutrophication, damaging aquatic ecosystems. Therefore, effective water management is crucial to mitigate the impacts…

Sahar Azarkamand, new researcher of the ARECO Fellowship of the UNESCO Chair on Life Cycle

Sahar Azarkamand, researcher of the UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (ESCI-UPF), will start leading the postdoctoral research fellowship that ARECO signed two years ago with the Chair. The aim of this grant is to promote research projects on the circularity of packaging in agri-food distribution, as well as other scientific developments to…

SDGs in food logistics

In 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was launched after the agreement of the 193 member states of the United Nations. It is a 15-year plan of action that aims to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives of all the population. It has 17 objectives, the so-called Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which are defined in a…

Material cycle: reuse, key to preserving resources and preventing waste

While the previous news have focused on the concept of circularity, circular strategies and indicators to measure it; this article focuses on what do we mean by material cycle. One of the key objectives of circularity is to “circulate products and materials (at their higher value)”. But to circulate materials or products, we first need to understand what a material…