This chapter advances UN SDG goals 11, 13, and 9 by examining how cities can transform in the face of climate change and socio-ecological crises to become more sustainable and resilient.
This study aims to identify the factors that constrain and enable the sustainability of reusable packaging systems, considering environmental, economic, social and technical dimensions. This research is critical to the effective implementation and scale-up of reusable packaging systems.
This paper explores the potential implementation of the Consumption Footprint rationale to define a footprint indicator for the EU Bioeconomy, henceforth ‘Bioeconomy Footprint’. This indicator can be a powerful tool for a comprehensive and effective monitoring of the bioeconomy sectors: to capture environmental impacts over time, identifying environmental hotspots, highlighting geographic and sectorial trade-offs, and identifying burden shifts among impact categories and along the supply chain.
Results from this study contribute to define a complete set of environmental and social data and information, which can help European decision makers to define new criteria for sustainable management of the waste plastics of interest. A new methodological approach has been proposed: it appears able to be applied in future research projects involving innovative management options.
This study investigates three Mediterranean coastal lagoons to study harmful algae and pathogens on plastic debris.
This chapter aligns with Goal 14: Life Below Water and Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure by highlighting the biodiversity of marine biofilms in the context of marine infrastructure.
Studies on the distribution of microplastics in aquatic environments are summarized and environmental and anthropogenic factors affecting microplastic toxicity are reviewed
This study supports SDG's 9 and 13 through its discussion of the effects of optimizing Municipal Solid Waste management systems by increasing waste collection coverage and implementing diverse streams of waste valorization, causing a decrease of atmospheric pollution.
This paper sought to explore similarities, variations and determinants of sustainable plastics consumption behavior within a sample of approximately 7600 respondents from eight European countries. We find that most consumers engage in sustainable plastics behavior during the usage phase, by reusing plastic containers and refilling water bottles. The regression analysis suggests that personal responsibility, having high values for nature, being a member of a nature organization and feeling knowledgeable about plastic pollution are important predictors of sustainable plastics consumption.
Under the theme "DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality", the United Nations Observance of International Women's Day 2023 will highlight the need for inclusive and transformative technology and digital education. Photo: UN Trust Fund/Phil

Celebrated annually on 8 March, International Women's Day is a global day to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The theme for this International Women’s