Circular Economy

The South Australian Government Commits $9 million to begin hydrogen road map

The South Australian Government is continuing to support the transition to a low- carbon economy through a $9 million commitment centered on …

Energy

Creating positive environmental and social impact in Haiti – one HP ink cartridge at a time

Envision a tropical oasis with white sand beaches and palm trees by the dozen. Now imagine those beaches dotted with trash as far as the eye can see. That’s what Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is experiencing.<p>While this island nation has long-lacked adequate infrastructure, …

Sustainability

Mapping the benefits of a circular economy

Most European industries can improve financial performance with specific actions to reconfigure product lifecycles.<p><b>Is there a reliable</b> way for …

Sustainability

Qld circular economy experiment recruits Sunshine Coast businesses

Dozens of businesses on Queensland's Sunshine Coast aim to use a circular economy to eliminate waste and improve their bottom line.

Sharing Economy

Ocean plastics from Haiti’s beaches turned into laptop packaging

Laptop packaging is an unlikely new destination for plastic otherwise destined for oceans – but will it make a difference to the clean-up efforts?

Oceans

Zero Waste Europe praises MEPs’ stance on EfW subsidies

<b>Moves by the European Commission to end financial support for municipal energy from waste plants have been backed by MEPs in a draft report.</b><p>The draft …

Recycling

A Former Meat-Packing Plant Turned Green: Tour and Tasting

Explore the hidden networks inside The Plant, a retired pork factory from Chicago's meat processing years.<p><i>The Plant</i> is a 93,500-square-foot former …

Atlas Obscura

SB Communicationis Weekly

In an effort to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, National Geographic and GSK Consumer Healthcare have joined forces to …

Sustainability

Ready to Wear? Soon Your Haute Couture May Be Made of Trash

Innovators are creating circular economy projects within the take-make-dispose fashion industry.<p>This year's NYCxDesign calendar featured an unusual exhibition in the heart of fashionable SoHo. Yards of exquisitely woven tapestries, bright green, pink, blue and black, depicting lavish, abstract …

Recycling

The circular economy enters the world stage, with Finland leading the way

A revolutionary concept for the way economies work is moving into the mainstream, with 1,500 key players discussing it in Helsinki this week<p>It took the Earth a couple of hundred million years to turn animal remains into oil. It takes us just a couple of minutes to finish an espresso macchiato – and …

Sustainability

If These Giant Companies Can Switch To The Circular Economy, So Can Anyone

Overhauling the traditional take-make-waste business model can be daunting, but these initiatives demonstrate that the payoff for experimentation and boundary-pushing is worth it.<p>Even as the idea of a circular economy–a sustainable business theory that companies should eliminate waste by designing …

Recycling

These 4 companies are embracing, and finding value in, the circular economy

The circular economy – an economic model focused on designing and manufacturing products, components and materials for reuse, remanufacturing, and …

The hottest business trends are circular

The linear economy poses serious financial, reputational and regulatory risks as resources diminish and demand grows, and more companies recognize …

Sustainability

A better life for ‘generation rent’ in the age of the ‘circular economy’?

<b>The circular economy is a concept advanced, in particular, by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Ken Webster in his recent book: The Circular</b> …

Housing

3 ways to move your company toward the circular economy

It’s no secret that Earth’s natural resources are diminishing at an increasing rate. According to the Global Footprint Network’s estimate, human …

Recycling

Steelcase takes the long road towards circularity

"Sustainability has been a good trip, but it's going to get better," says its Director of Global Sustainability Angela Nahikian about moving the …

Sustainable Business

Ikea’s solution to peak stuff? Invest in plastics recycling plant

Furniture giant commits to reducing use of virgin raw materials but experts raise concerns about supply chain domination<p>Are companies ready to rethink the way they do business? – open thread<p>Ikea has bought forest in Romania and the Baltics, wind farms in Poland and now it is investing in a plastic …

Recycling

Ellen MacArthur broke records sailing around the world. Now she wants to fix the economy

The pioneering sailor is working to make the economy waste-free. She tells WIRED about the techniques she uses to deal with her demanding workload<p>For …

America's Cup

Unfortunately, Urine-Tinged ‘Pisner’ Beer Is Probably the Future of Drinking

Each summer, some 130,000 music lovers descend on an 80-acre swath of land south of the Danish town of Roskilde for the annual Roskilde Festival. …

Music Festivals

Circular Economy: Integrating Reverse Logistics into Business Strategy | RL Magazine | Reverse Logistics Association

Have you ever been in a situation where all the players – for example, employees in a team, or departments in a company, or companies in an industry …

Sharing Economy

In Finland, the Circular Economy Goes Mainstream

Poised as a leader in the transition to a circular economy, Finland is living up to expectations with businesses finding new uses for wood pulp and …

Sustainability

Every Swedish company is looking at India: Minister Eva Svedling

<b>New Delhi:</b>Saying that there is hardly a Swedish firm that is not interested in India, a visiting minister said that, after the top companies, small …

India

Coke vs Pepsi?

These days as I think about the present and future of digital media a lot in my role at Automattic, I wonder nowadays if we are sort of stuck in a …

Pepsi

The prefab house of the future is made from recycled, reusable, and sustainable materials

This prefab home by Arup Associates is made from recycled, reusable and sustainably sourced materials. The Circular Economy Building was designed as …

Lifestyle

Knowing Your Place – part two

‘<b>Knowing Your Place</b>‘ was originally written to support a proposed event in 2018. In that brief note I reflected on the new meaning of the phrase. …

Economics

DEEP-DIVES AND HIGH-FIVES

DAY 1<p>10:00 - 11:00<p>Stay ahead: Enter the circular economy and increase profits while doing good<p>Jan-Willem van den Beukel Lead Circular Economy<p>50-75% of all resources return to the environment as waste within one year. We call it ‘value leakage’, others think of it as lousy resource productivity. …

Innovation

EMBT Unveils Proposal to Revitalize Seven of Milan's Disused Railway Yards

EMBT has released its proposal for the Scali Milano study project, which invited five architectural teams—EMBT, Stefano Boeri, MAD architects, and …

Urban Design

Recycling revolution: the new global business

Innovative thinkers and hard-nosed economists drive the rapid worldwide growth in the recycling industry, which could be worth more than US$1 …

Recycling

Turning the linear circular: the future of the global economy

Institutions, both in the private and public sector, can always reap the public relations benefits of doing good, even while still accomplishing …

Sharing Economy

Customer Messaging Balance: 2 Traps to Avoid

Developing customer messaging for your company at any stage can be fraught with difficulty. Even when it <i>seems</i> straightforward, marketers tend to fall …

World Wide Web