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Turning pine needles into cosmetics

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Nicolas Blaser had an idea after wandering through the Alpine forests. This entrepreneur, who has 15 years of forestry experience behind him, decided to give a second life to the branches and needles of the conifers of Isère and Savoie (France). With his partner, a pharmacist, they have created a range of 22 phytotherapy, aromatherapy and organic nutrition products from the waste products of the forestry industry. Read More

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

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Within the framework of the Sustainable Development Program to 2030, all the member states of the United Nations have committed to take the initiatives and decisions necessary to leave a lasting imprint on our planet and our society. This program includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals form a unique fusion of two global agendas: sustainable development and development cooperation. The emphasis of this agenda is on "universality", which means that implementation must be ensured across the entire planet. The SDGs can be divided into five main themes: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. Read More

Shoes made in France from grape pomace

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A young entrepreneur, graduate of a Master 2 Business Development at the IAE Bordeaux (France), has launched her own brand of shoes. Called Zèta, she has the particularity to offer 100% recycled, recyclable and vegan sneakers. The sneakers are largely made from grape pomace from the harvest. The waste from wine production is recovered, crushed and transformed into vegetable leather by an Italian company that has patented the technology. The shoes are then made in Portugal and distributed in France. Read More

Feedback AgriWasteValue mid-term event

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The AgriWasteValue mid-term event was held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, online, during NutrEvent Digital, the European meeting place for innovation in food, feed, nutrition and health. More than 120 people registered to this event, most of them specialists of the different fields (cosmetics, nutraceutics, chemistry, energy and agriculture) concerned by the project. Many academics were also registered. Read More