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Google's new Nest Cam is always watching, if you let it into your home

Google has released another product in its Nest Internet of Things lineup. This time it’s an internet-streaming home security camera, which means Google could be watching your every move, if you let it.<p>The Nest Cam, leaked a week before its official unveiling, is the product of another Google …

Living Rooms

Eco Eye series 12 - Episode 10 - "Circular Economy"

Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

Climate change and circular economy take centre stage at Davos

Recognising global warming as "one of the most serious and complex challenges facing humankind," this year's WEF meeting devoted 23 sessions to climate change.<p>World Bank president Jim Yong Kim heralded 2014 as a year of climate action and called for a $50bn (£29.9bn) green bond market by 2015. Nike …

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Doing Good Business The commercial benefits of a circular economy

What is the Circular Economy 100?

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Students use Lego to explain the circular economy - European Commission

Additional tools<p>Resource Efficiency<p>Students use Lego to explain the circular economy<p><b>19/07/2013</b><p>In the spring the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched a …

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How Renault's circular thinking is driving down waste

French car manufacturer Renault has been actively working to reduce waste for more than a decade, says Jean-Philippe Hermine, the company's vice …

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News | Explore our fine selection of news, blogs, case studies and short guides. Our technical and advanced insights delve deep into the world of …

Circular economy isn't just recycling products; repair and reuse are also vital

Until now, the focus of the circular economy has been primarily on designing products for easier disassembling and recycling – the "outer circle" – which implies creating a closed loop of materials. In the case of electronics this means recovering metals in our gadgets, something only feasible at …

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A 3-D printer made from trash: Togo’s answer to the developed world’s e-waste

<b>Perhaps it’s fitting that Africa’s first 3-D printer should be made entirely from scrap</b>: copper wire, the casing from an old computer, a PC’s power …

'Upcycling' business: honouring nature while meeting society's needs

In a watershed event in the emergence of the circular economy, hundreds of business leaders, educators and entrepreneurs joined to celebrate the launch of The Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship.<p>The fellowship is an international postgraduate programme on the circular economy, pairing students and …

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Circular economy: the top 5 stories of 2013

Rejigging business models so that they align better with the tenets of a circular economy has been a hot topic this year and a clear picture is emerging about how businesses, governments and society can rethink ways of making, using and disposing of resources. Not a new concept, ideas of designing …

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Viridor, ECO Plastics & CocaCola: Circular economy model becomes a reality

Exeter, UK -- <i>Plastics recycling pioneer ECO Plastics has joined forces with the UK’s leading recycler, Viridor, announcing a twelve-month contract to</i> …

The Circular Revolution by Frans van Houten

DAVOS – In the sixteenth century, the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus made a profound discovery: the sun, not the earth, was at the center of the …

Desso CEO Pushes Circular Economy: 'Waste Is Food For New Products'

Alexander Collot d'Escury, the CEO of Desso, a global carpet company, talked with HuffPost Live at the World Economic Forum in Davos Friday about the benefits of a circular economy, in which old products are reused to manufacture new ones.<p>"Using waste is food for new products," Collot d'Escury told …

Engineering An End To Food Waste With Smarter Logistics For Our Leftovers

This startup is working out the most efficient way possible to pickup leftover food from restaurants and deliver it to charities in need. It’s like Fresh Direct for unused food.<p>Every year, tens of billions of pounds of perfectly edible food are thrown out by restaurants, groceries, catering …

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Remaking the industrial economy

A regenerative economic model—the circular economy—is starting to help companies create more value while reducing their dependence on scarce …

Carlsberg Circular Community formed to rethink packaging

<b>Carlsberg joins with global suppliers to develop packaging that reduces reliance on natural resources while still appealing to consumers, using the</b> …

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The Collaborative Economy Is Exploding, And Brands That Ignore It Are Out Of Luck

Rides, houses, power tools: You can share almost anything today, and the number of people sharing is growing every day. If you’re a company that only sells to consumers and doesn’t help them share, you may want to rethink your plans.<p>The so-called “collaborative economy” is gaining steam, as people …

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A Swedish denim label wants to change the way we wear our jeans

Swedish denim label Nudie Jeans recommends people don't wash their new jeans for at least six months. It has also opened satellite repair stores around the world where customers can take their knackered trousers in for a free fix up.<p>Nudie wants to be a fully transparent company. "Caring capitalism" …

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The Circular Economy: Will Its Sphere Of Influence Usher In Huge Change?

The closing chapters of the 20th century heralded the death of Communism and Capitalism seemed to have won the battle of the ‘-isms’ quite …

Kingfisher takes commercial 'make do and mend' into the mainstream

A founding member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), for the past four years Kingfisher has been rethinking its business model to make it more circular.<p>The company has integrated the solo yachtswoman's vision for a circular economy into core business strategy. Its 2050 Net Positive strategy …

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TIOLI 113 - Forgiving Microsoft

How to Make Solar Panels Affordable—for Billions

Like the installment plans of the Great Depression, Simpa Networks' "Progressive Purchase" agreements are enabling customers in rural India to get solar power for their homes.<p>“Upgrading to electricity” is not a phrase most industrialized world denizens think about much, given that it happened a …

Arctic Methane Emissions ‘Certain to Trigger Warming’

By Bobby Magill<p><i>Published:</i> May 1st, 2014<p>As climate change melts Arctic permafrost and releases large amounts of methane into the atmosphere, it is …