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Useful minipapers for implementing circular horticulture

Useful minipapers for implementing circular horticulture

The EIP-AGRI Focus Group – Circular horticulture published five minipapers that can help to realise a circular horticulture. One deals with the valorisation of biomass. The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) was launched by the European Commission in 2012 and has as aim to foster competitive and sustainable farming and forestry that 'achieves more and better from less'.

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Do farms become insectfarms in the (near) future?

Do farms become insectfarms in the (near) future?

On October 17, nearly 100 persons who were interested in insect breeding came to the first information evening 'insect breeding for farmers' at the location of partner in the project BioBoost Inagro. For most attendees it was their first encounter with legislation, technology and economics in regards to insect breeding. After the theory, the participants were given a tour of the breeding areas at Inagro.

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The week of horticultural residues and insectbreeding

The week of horticultural residues and insectbreeding

Residual flows for the bio-based economy offers huge opportunities in the Greenport. But what do these opportunities look like? How can you redeem it? And how to team up with entrepreneurs, governments and research institutions? These topics will be addressed during three theme weeks organised by Greenport West-Holland, and the project BioBoost this fall.

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Report ‘Green pesticides’

Report ‘Green pesticides’

The BioBoost partnership has published a report about the results of a pilot, led by NIAB in the UK, relating to green pesticides.

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More examples needed of products from horticultural residuals

More examples needed of products from horticultural residuals

On Sunday 25 August, BioBoost partner Inagro thanked his test field holders with a festive barbecue and a tour of the site in Beitem (BE). A perfect opportunity to introduce them to the circular economy. While consuming a glass of yacon juice, the agricultural and horticultural producers filled out a survey on this. The results are presented in this article.

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Week of biobased building materials

Week of biobased building materials

Last week the first theme week was organized in The Netherlands by Greenport West Holland on behalf of the project BioBoost for the awareness campaign "More profit, less waste! ' Participants in the tour at the Innovation Center for Sustainable Building (ICDuBo) and at the mini-conference 'Horticulture Residues and biobased building materials" were informed about the use of residues for biobased building materials and the opportunities for the Greenport.

 

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BioBoost movie: More profit, less waste!

BioBoost movie: More profit, less waste!

With this slogan, the BioBoost campaign has been launched to increase the awareness that much more is possible with the green residuals of the horticultural industry and is shown in the BioBoost movie!

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EU ban on disposable plastic: an opportunity for biobased products: Less single-use plastic wrapping of vegetables and fruit

EU ban on disposable plastic: an opportunity for biobased products: Less single-use plastic wrapping of vegetables and fruit

The European Parliament agreed on 21 May of this year to ban disposable plastic. Plastic disposable cutlery, straws and cotton buds are forbidden from 2021, as well as certain types of plastic packaging material. Also, Member States must collect  90 percent of all plastic bottles in 2029 and they should consist for 30% out of recycled material. Member States have to reduce the use of other disposable products, such as plastic cups, in other ways.

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