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Three innovative projects picked to represent Ukraine in global biomimicry contest

Ukraine’s finalists created projects on generating energy from trees, getting caterpillars to eat waste plastic, and using biodegradable cords to support plants growing in greenhouses.  

Design Out Waste: Call for participants in Biomimicry Design Challenge 2021

UNDP and the Institute of Biomimicry (USA) are announcing an all-Ukrainian competition to find ideas inspired by natural systems and organisms that solve the waste problem.  

The changing nature of work

Testing zero waste approach: the coffee experiments in Lviv

Can Ukrainian coffee shops offer customers eco-alternatives when selling them their favourite beverage, and in this way contribute to solving the waste management challenge?  

Responsible business conduct accelerates social and economic development

Global and regional business models are changing rapidly and a growing number of investors, producers and consumers worldwide are demanding more sustainable and socially-responsible policies, more…  

Testing circular economy approaches in Ukraine

Reusable cups, edible cups, and gamification were some of the zero waste options tested in a city-wide experiment using circular economy approaches. How did it go, and what did we learn?  

Responsibility in action: Ukrainian jewellery brand uses plastic waste for sustainable fashion

Earrings made from recycled materials aren’t just attractive because of their design: They also convey the message that fashion should be environmentally friendly, and consumption should be…  

Seeking the perfect cup: project launched in Lviv to test eco-friendly alternatives

The initiative will help test eco-friendly alternatives to disposable coffee-to-go cups, and promote greener ways to enjoy one of Ukraine’s favourite beverages  

Impact assessment of health care waste management practices in hospitals in Ukraine

This research project seeks to examine the gaps that exist in the national legislation pertaining to HCWM in Ukraine and provide recommendations on how to close those gaps, as well as to analyse…  

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