Resilience through Innovation & Sustainability
The climate crisis, the loss of biodiversity, and pollution from plastics are the most urgent challenges of our time, moreover, climate change, environmental issues and sustainability are topics of significant importance in the modern world. By halting global warming and mitigating its impact, Europe hopes to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. With Europe’s latest development policy, namely the Green Deal and 2030 Agenda, there is a great expectation and movement towards circular economy and bioeconomy.
One of the simplest environmental activities people may do appears to be reducing their use of plastic. We feel good about ourselves because we reuse bags, put takeout coffee in our own mugs, and recycle our plastic bottles.
Is it really that simple?
Plastic has infiltrated every part of the planet, from summit to sea trench. It’s all around us.
We need a system reform that takes into account the entire life cycle of plastics, from raw material extraction through alternative materials and improved waste management. We need to go beyond the box and get rid of products that are superfluous, avoidable, or problematic.
The goal of the RTIS Network is to enhance citizen awareness and deliver innovative ideas to reduce the ecological footprint.