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Friday, 11 August 2017 - 1:19pm
Joe Iles
It’s Friday, which means that we have a selection of circular economy content recommendations to be enjoyed at your leisure this weekend. Cream of the crop this week is the latest episode from the excellent How I Built This podcast on NPR. The company under the spotlight this week is Rent the... Read more
Monday, 7 August 2017 - 1:02pm
Seb Egerton-Read
A new announcement on the availability of batteries by Ikea could make solar electricity more attractive to potential customers, potentially reducing electricity bills by hundreds of pounds. Ikea, in partnership with UK panel provider Solar Century, has said that it will start selling batteries for... Read more
Friday, 4 August 2017 - 7:31pm
Seb Egerton-Read
It’s Friday, which means it’s time for your weekly dose of circular economy reading, viewing and listening! We’ve pulled together five pieces this week exploring mobile money in Africa, scientific thinking on the future of cities, investment in vertical farming and much more. Could the growth of... Read more
Monday, 31 July 2017 - 12:48pm
Ankita Bhattacharjee
I am one of the millions of students around the world who are on the brink of making some of the seemingly biggest choices of their lives. As a high school senior, I’m expected by convention to figure out what I want to do with my life: where I want to go to university, what I want to study, my... Read more
Friday, 28 July 2017 - 1:09pm
Joe Iles
Circulate on Fridays is our weekly wrap up of the circular economy knowledge we’ve hoovered up this week. Have you got a tip for us? Get in touch on Twitter, @circulatenews . Image: donatas / stock.adobe.com With companies like Facebook and Amazon changing so many aspects of the way we live, one... Read more
Friday, 21 July 2017 - 12:22pm
Joe Iles
You know the drill by now – Friday is the day we wrap up the week’s best circular economy action. This week we cover bioplastics, kids’ clothes and a bundle of circular economy videos from some of the world’s best speakers. Enjoy! We know it’s not the time of year to be sat inside watching videos... Read more
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 11:54am
Rory Lemmon
I f you don’t look too closely, you could convince yourself that the linear economy kind of works on a day to day basis. Inertia is understandable: the circular economy might seem like a great idea for the future, but making meaningful investments in re-thinking, re-designing and re-tooling now can... Read more
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 10:45am
Lou Waldegrave
“Nature does not know the concept of waste; the only species capable of making something no one desires is the human species.” In 2004, Gunter Pauli launched the Blue Economy based on the ZERI (Zero Emissions Research & Initiative) philosophy. Pauli made it his mission to engage a global... Read more
Friday, 14 July 2017 - 6:21pm
Seb Egerton-Read
A skyscraper that could be a solution for our future food supply, how nature solves problems through computation, renewable energy continues to improve so much that even Donald Trump can’t stop it, and much more in a jam-packed Circulate on Fridays this week. Facebook is aiming to re-think... Read more
Monday, 10 July 2017 - 10:00am
Lou Waldegrave
Natural capital is the world’s stocks of natural assets including soil, air, water and all living things, which combine to create an ecosystem that makes life possible. Its most obvious benefits for humans are clean air, food, water, energy, shelter, sources of medicine, and many of the materials... Read more

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