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Friday, 6 April 2018 - 3:33pm
Ross Findon
How systems mapping, leftovers and the circular economy can change the way we think about convenience and the ready meal industry It’s 70 years since TV dinners first hit the shelves — marking a love affair between consumers and convenience that has dominated the food industry ever since. The... Read more
Thursday, 1 March 2018 - 1:12pm
Rémy le Moigne
While it may not get much attention as recycling, remanufacturing or refurbishing, maintenance is an important ‘loop’ of the circular economy . What’s more, it’s one of the ‘tighter loops’ of the circular economy framework, which means there’s a chance for businesses to better preserve the value of... Read more
Thursday, 1 March 2018 - 1:03pm
Joe Iles
From packaging made out of organic waste to nano-engineering, the winners of the $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize provide real answers to the plastic problem There’s no love lost for plastic packaging. Whether it’s complicated recycling instructions on the products we buy, startling... Read more
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 2:12pm
Joe Iles
The Italian government has published a strategic paper on the development of a circular economy in Italy, with a supporting manifesto signed by leading businesses. Verso un modello di economia circolare per l’Italia – ‘Towards a circular economy model for Italy’ – was recently presented in Rome at... Read more
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 4:36pm
Shyaam Ramkumar
We are entering an exciting time in the evolution of technology: The Fourth Industrial Revolution. This revolution will fundamentally change the way we live, work and interact with each other. It introduces a whole new range of opportunities for societal transformation, with breakthroughs in fields... Read more
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 1:08pm
Jaime Arredondo
Some people think it’s extremely complex and expensive to transition to a circular economy, especially at the scale and speed we need to solve the current problems related to food, energy, pollution, toxic chemicals, transportation, and climate change. Companies hold an important role, in moving... Read more
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 9:14am
Joe Iles
Earlier this year, H&M Foundation launched the Global Change Award 2018, a €1 million innovation prize searching for new circular approaches to clothing. It’s part of an ambitious mission to transform the entire fashion industry. Now in its third year, the Global Change Award will select five... Read more
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 10:59am
Francois Souchet
How will my product be used? How can it be kept in use? These are the questions designers should consider early on, according to recent research. To support designers in considering these questions in their creative process, a team from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation built on the findings of both... Read more
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 6:12pm
Staff Writer
Billions of dollars are being lost and half a million tonnes of microplastics are being released into the environment by the global clothing and textiles industries every year, according to a new report released by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation today (Tuesday, November 28). A new textiles economy... Read more
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 12:57pm
Joe Iles
Which type of careless customer only keeps clothes for a few weeks before chucking them out when they’re barely worn? You’ve guessed it: babies. Even though the negative impacts of the fashion industry are becoming increasingly well understood, babies, toddlers and children of all ages just won’t... Read more

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