Association for Development and Environment – ADEMED

Member since: 11/2019

Active in: WG Plastics

Association for Development and Environment – ADEMED

ADEMED delivers non-formal hands-on education to Youth and Students in technologies and applied science and aims at use of expertise and experience of seniors for community development. ADEMED supported the Natura 2000 sit Cheile Doftanei management plan that includes social aspects and waste management. We follow the digital world requirement by designing data-driven projects. Citizen Science and STEAM education that we encourage shall empower the communities to act on their own in education, environmental protection, and improve the access to modern arts to enrich social life. ADEMED is active environment scientific research and elaborates proposals to EU Horizon 2020.

We expect that the international cross-disciplinary cooperation will trigger a vertical transmission from revolutionary design thinking of packaging strategies to the regenerative agriculture and will encourage bio based technology research, both adapted to a broad range of socio-economic models in Europe and around the world. We enjoy international cooperation to explore innovative ways to support waste generation prevention, conducted as a combination of spreading knowledge about packaging and recycling technologies and taking advantage of opportunities of intervention in the value-chain in order to encourage major changes in consumer behavior.

In our view, the willingness to engage in Circular Economy is a consumer-driven process that lags behind technological advance because of inherent traditionalist stance of life-style. Since life-style changes during human lifespan, ranging from childhood to seniority, supporting the process of social adoption of the Circular Economy shall follow changes in the social pattern that occur with growing up. Therefore we see the Circular Economy as technological consequence of a the lifelong education that shall disrupt ossified ways of thinking and consumption patterns and consequently channel the cognitive efforts towards putting market forces at work in this aim.