The World Circular Economy Forum 2017 is the ground-breaking event of the year that gathered together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field, and presented the world’s best circular economy solutions, becoming the global epicentre of the circular economy. There were 1,630 participants from as many as 92 countries on June 5th – 7th, 2017, bringing a global atmosphere and amazing networking opportunities.
Agriculture and forestry sectors are unique, as they directly depend on natural resources and services: soil, water, light, nutrients, biodiversity…however, resources are intensively used in these sectors: by 2015, nearly 40% of their turnover was spent on raw material, while only 14% in wages. Their impact is also relevant: in 2014, they contributed with 15.9% of the potential global warming, contrasting with a contribution of 2.2% to the GVA.
In July, the consortium Water2REturn coordinated by BIOAZUL launched a new project that will demonstrate the technological and economic viability of recovering and recycling nutrients from slaughterhouse residues, transforming them in to high value products with a wide range of agricultural applications.