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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
Friday, 6 October 2017 - 4:16pm
Joe Iles
Circulate on Fridays comes to you via Malta this week, with the biggest news from the European Commission’s Our Ocean conference. Plus more insights on repair, fashion, and a thought-provoking video from Tim O’Reilly TrioCup, one of the winners of the Circular Design Challenge Businesses,... Read more
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 11:00pm
Seb Egerton-Read
It’s Friday! In this week’s roundup of circular economy related stories, we’ve got a piece that highlights the vital importance of better managing the bioeconomy, Forbes asks whether markets like China and India can be successful in their mission to move past fast fashion. There is, of course,... Read more
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 7:54pm
Lou Waldegrave
The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds. John Maynard Keynes , The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (13 December 1935) In the 2011 report Towards the... Read more
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 11:40pm
Seb Egerton-Read
We’re joining you for another quick-fire Circulate on Fridays, this week includes London’s Uber ban, China’s “sponge cities”, what would happen if you turned all the traffic lights off? And much more! Let’s start with five things about the future of cities Transport for London (TFL) has released a... Read more
Friday, 15 September 2017 - 6:58pm
Joe Iles
Gadgets and gizmos might have dominated the news cycle this week, but if you reaaaally want to know where technology and design might be heading in the future, read on with this week’s Circulate on Fridays… Our favourite piece this week came courtesy of Jason Hickel and Martin Kirk on Fast Company... Read more
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 1:17pm
Nick Jeffries
Welcome to the first in a series of articles accompanying the publication of thematic groups of new case studies collected from a particular region or sector. This first cluster of cases demonstrates how the circular economy concept is being applied in the US. The circular economy is a new economic... Read more
Monday, 4 September 2017 - 2:43pm
Joe Iles
Julia Vol, Portfolio Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Little doubt remains regarding the significance of cities in influencing economic, social and environmental change. It is therefore pertinent to ask how a circular economy could unfold in an urban context, and how this framework could steer... Read more

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