Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 5:32pm
Seb Egerton-Read
UK startup Recycling Technologies has unveiled a new machine, which can be mass produced and transported to waste and recycling sites, which transforms discarded plastics back into its oil form. Starting from the perspective that plastics are enormously useful materials that have helped keep food... Read more
Monday, 8 May 2017 - 6:46pm
Lou Waldegrave
This year, the Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship Chapter of the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation (ISSNAF) are focusing on the importance of implementing a circular economy. Image: © 4Max / Together with Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s leading banking group,... Read more
Friday, 5 May 2017 - 6:15pm
Seb Egerton-Read
This weekend’s Circulate on Fridays is a real beaut! The tour includes Nissan’s announcement of a rival for Tesla’s Powerwall, Oslo as a car-free utopia, the potential of synthetic spider silk as a widely used material source, and much more. “Batteries that have powered electric cars around the UK... Read more
Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 3:24pm
Seb Egerton-Read
Food waste figures, across the value chain, have been widely publicised. From production, through retail and consumption, more than one third of all of the food produced is wasted. It’s a significant challenge and systemic in nature, requiring a collection of innovative solutions based on a new set... Read more
Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 12:25pm
Femke Groothuis
The circular economy is on the rise. The European Union has embraced the concept and corporations around the world are exploring circular business models. But progression is painfully slow. Still, each year, 6.5 million people are dying from air pollution , a third of all food is wasted and 8... Read more
Friday, 28 April 2017 - 1:15pm
Seb Egerton-Read
The end of April is upon us! Circulate on Fridays celebrates by sharing a couple of different perspectives on the transition from the circular economy appearing as an attractive business concept, to new models being applied in practice. Meanwhile, we highlight the design trend that could hold the... Read more
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - 6:28pm
Joe Iles
Policymakers across the world have a vital role to play in the transition towards a plastics system that works. More than ever, there is global momentum for a fundamental shift in how we produce, use and reuse plastics. This material and its applications, like packaging, are an integral part of the... Read more
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - 9:30am
Seb Egerton-Read
A national circular economy roadmap was published last year by parts of the Finnish government and Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra last year, showcasing a new direction for a country best known for surprisingly having one of the world’s leading education systems . According to Sitra estimates, the... Read more
Monday, 24 April 2017 - 5:47pm
Joss Bleriot
T he European Parliament has been vocal in the circular economy debate, and recently voted in favour of an increased recycling target as part of the Commission’s action plan. Former Minister of the Environment for Finland Sirpa Pietikäinen is one of the driving forces behind the circular agenda in... Read more
Friday, 21 April 2017 - 6:17pm
Joe Iles
Welcome to this week’s Circulate on Fridays, where we share four circular economy nuggets we’ve been enjoying this week – there’s something to watch, something to listen to, and a few bits to read for good measure. The excellent Freakonomics podcast has a new mini series out, called ‘Earth 2.0’... Read more


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