The rapid growth in battery demand raises questions about sustainability and the limited amount of rare materials. While recycling the batteries to raw materials enables the preservation of rare raw materials, recycling consumes time and energy, reducing the value of recycled batteries. Repurposing and reusing for second-life applications is resource-wise compared to recycling.
The 4th Symposium on Circular Economy and Sustainability, held in Heraklion, Greece from June 19th to 21st, brought together researchers and scholars from diverse fields, all dedicated to exploring topics related to circular economy and sustainability. Centria’s staff from both RDI and business education took part in the conference.
Maria Hofman-Bergholm Sara Kåll-Fröjdö Athith Sagar
During the last three years we have, within different development projects at Centria University of Applied Sciences, spent time interviewing different types of entrepreneurs. This article will briefly touch upon sustainability and what a sustainable business is, and also provide the reader with some of the good advices the entrepreneurs have shared with us on starting up a new business. But first let’s start with a brief review on what sustainability is and what a sustainable business could be.
Maria Hofman-Bergholm Athith Sagar Sara Kåll-Fröjdö
Biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate everywhere in the world and Finland is no exception. The situation is serious because the health, economy and well-being of all mankind is dependent on nature (Forslund et al. 2022). The loss of biodiversity is not yet as well-known crisis as the climate change.