ESRs’ Blog

Covid-19 calls for the politicisation of supply chain management

Covid-19 calls for the politicisation of supply chain management

Akis Bimpizas, Management School, University of Sheffield, UK ([email protected]) Prof. Andrea Genovese, Management School, University of Sheffield, UK...

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The virtual ReTraCE Roundtable for Industry and Policy Makers

The virtual ReTraCE Roundtable for Industry and Policy Makers

Text by Sanja Arsova and Azar Mahmoungonbadi The First Day of the Roundtable event for exchanging knowledge between the 15 Early Stage Researchers, industries and...

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One Year In

One Year In

It is around a year since I started my role as a ReTraCE ESR. I thought I would use this opportunity to reflect on the past year and share my thoughts, feelings and...

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Covid-19: the end of global sourcing?

Covid-19: the end of global sourcing?

Akis Bimpizas, Management School, University of Sheffield, UK ([email protected]) Prof. Andrea Genovese, Management School, University of Sheffield, UK...

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Online conferences, networking while staying home

Online conferences, networking while staying home

By Josep Pinyol and Kevin van Langen The latest Edition of the International Conference on Innovation and Circular Economy[1] took place from the 25th to the 27th of...

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Globalised world: A reality after COVID-19?

Globalised world: A reality after COVID-19?

The COVID-19 crisis is not only challenging our livelihoods, but also our perception about the current economic development model. Many governments have restricted...

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Windmills, cups and straws (1/2)

Windmills, cups and straws (1/2)

I was in one of the amazing Greek islands last summer, Samos, when I was preparing an abstract to submit for an international conference on circular economy (CE), and...

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Covid-19: Voices from Naples

Covid-19: Voices from Naples

Quarantine can make you forget what day it is. The lock-down imposed nationally on March 12, to shutdown most businesses and a ban on public gatherings in Italy, the...

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Emergy is not a “typo”!!!

Emergy is not a “typo”!!!

I recently sent a document to an industrial partner and requested for a review. It did not take too long to receive the comment “word Emergy is a typo”. Well, even my...

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From 15 ESRs to one team

From 15 ESRs to one team

The first ReTraCE ESRs Team Retreat took place at the University Parthenope in Naples, from the 16th to the 18th of December. This was a self-organised event that...

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Flying Less as an ESR

Flying Less as an ESR

Flying is a convenient, affordable, safe, and quick way to travel across countries, making it is the most popular mean of transportation for academics, especially to...

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Giving new life to our products!

Giving new life to our products!

We began our sustainability journey at ReTrace project with the mission statement towards circular economy and our initiative “Zero Waste“, a corporate imperative, as...

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Turning trash into treasures

Turning trash into treasures

Text by Jayani I. Sudusinghe, Felipe A. de Lima, and Biman D. Hettiarachchi. What happens to the disposable coffee-to-go cup we drink every morning? What happens to...

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Circular Economy and the UK General Election

Circular Economy and the UK General Election

On the 12th of December, the UK general election will take place. While the debate has been mainly focused on Brexit and the National Health Service, Environmental...

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Transformation

Transformation

Text by Felipe A. de Lima, Jayani I. Sudusinghe, and Biman D. Hettiarachchi. Aquarelle by Felipe A. de Lima. Transformation (noun): an act, process, or instance of...

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Africa and the Circular Economy

Africa and the Circular Economy

With my African background, I always try to connect my research and reading with my roots as well for future implementation/consultancy. Throughout my literature...

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Have you ever heard about Climathon?

Have you ever heard about Climathon?

Climathon is a global event that asks all citizens of the participating cities to face challenges linked to environmental sustainability and be part of the solution...

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Design for Sustainable Disposal

Design for Sustainable Disposal

The new eco-design requirements regulation in the EU[1] is hailed as the first step to Right to Repair legislation across the EU. An interesting aspect of the new...

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Let’s ReThink our attitude!

Let’s ReThink our attitude!

Text by Felipe Alexandre de Lima & Jayani Ishara Sudusinghe Aquarelle by Felipe Alexandre de Lima It’s worldwide recognized that the current “take-make-dispose”...

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