“We need to stop extracting, consuming and discarding, focusing on a model that regenerates resources. It is essential to integrate circular economy principles into our activities,” says Duarte Cordeiro.
The Minister for the Environment and Climate Action, Duarte Cordeiro, urged citizens to be more efficient and reduce resource consumption by introducing circular economy principles into their daily lives.
The Environment Minister was speaking at the presentation of the RN21 Integrated Project – led by ForestWISE – Collaborative Laboratory for Integrated Forest and Fire Management, funded by component 13 – Sustainable Bioeconomy of the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR).
What is the RN21 Integrated Project?
The project brings together, for the first time, the resin sector in Portugal in a consortium that aims to invest in research and innovation to modernize and revitalize one of the most traditional sectors of the national economy, in order to enhance natural resin as a “bio” product.
At the presentation, which took place on the premises of United Resins’ natural resin secondary processing plant, the Minister for the Environment and Climate Action stressed that, in the process of climate transition, “innovation and sustainability form an essential duo for achieving our goals”.