Circular Economy

EU, UNEA join the fight for ‘pollution-free planet’ in Kenya

© European Union , 2017/ Photo: Ina Fassbender<p>Click for full view<p>European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu …

Sustainability

New report: European science academies call for urgent action on food and nutrition security

Europe will need to change its diet to address climate change and health<p><i>As part of an unprecedented global InterAcademy Partnership project by 130</i> …

Agriculture

New Class on Circular Economy for Sustainability Professionals

MS in Sustainability Management Professor Stephanie Johnston<p>Stephanie Johnston, a new faculty member in Columbia’s Masters of Science in …

Sustainability

Agriculture & Food Summit 2017

<i>Putting Sustainability on Europe’s Farm-to-Fork Menu</i><p>November 30, 2017 | Paris<p>Europe’s agriculture and food industry is at a crossroads: It faces …

Agriculture

The Ultimate Fashion Fail: One Garbage Truck Of Textiles Is Thrown Away Every Second

Is a world beyond "fast fashion" possible?<p>We need a new approach to how we consume clothes if we want to prevent obscene volumes of waste, widespread exhaustion of critical resources and the toxic pollution of the <b></b>environment, according to a new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.<p>“The …

Recycling

Our Opportunity To Make Tech A Lasting Force For Good: Let’s Not Waste It

Recently I had the pleasure of participating in a debate at Web Summit addressing a critical topic: “Future of Tech: Will Everyone Benefit?”<p>As tech …

Innovation

Arcoplan releases detailed presentations for Waste Architecture for Sardinia 2017 Symposium

<b>Sardinia 2017, 16th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, organised by the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) with the support</b> …

Harvard

Vancouver company puts seldom-used goods to work

Letting unused goods gather dust in a musty storage room might soon be a thing of the past.<p>As the sharing economy grows and businesses try to reduce …

How to Lead a Design-Driven Organization

The myth of leadership is that it has to be top-down. The CEO has all the answers and leads by handing down mandates. But any chief who thinks he or …

Leadership

The Future of Retail 2030

• The focus of fueling stations globally will shift as they become important mini-logistics hubs and as fueling needs evolve<br>• Independent stores and food …

Retail

Expanded PET Plastic Recycling Could Help Boost the Circular Economy

The use of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, has increased rapidly over the past two decades. Most customers are familiar with PET for its …

Recycling

Making More Sustainable LEDs With Reusable Materials

The rise of LED light bulbs has been driven in large part by their environmental credentials, and rightly so. LEDs consume a fraction of the power …

Engineering

The Fight Against The Tiny Plastic Pellets Choking Our Oceans

Our addiction to plastic has serious consequences.<p>Our oceans are under siege. Plastic forks, disintegrating shopping bags, fragmented blocks of Styrofoam and a seemingly endless amount of drinking bottles are just a few examples of the debris swirling around the seas and washing up on our …

Recycling

Amsterdam unveils two 3D printed sofas, each made up of 3,000 plastic bags

Nov 8, 2017 | By Alec<p>The city of Amsterdam has unveiled two 3D printed sofas, each made up of 3,000 plastic bags, as part of its new ‘Circulaire …

3D Printing

With Circular Design for Material Reuse, What Goes Around Comes Around

Discover how European construction leader Royal BAM Group nv is applying circular design principles to bring the circular economy to the built …

Sustainability

Marks & Spencer, Nestlé, and Mondelez embrace circular economy

<b>Major European CPGs are striving to improve, but infrastructure gaps and poor recycling rates hamper efforts.</b><i>Sixth in a series of articles from</i> …

Recycling

Circular cities: Amsterdam scans the future

As part of our circular economy month, in the lead up to the EUROCITIES Conference 2017, we put a few questions to Eveline Jonkhoff, strategic …

Sustainability

'In circular construction, everything is a nutrient for something else'

A report from ING indicates an increasing demand for buildings to be constructed using circular economy principles<p>In the south of the Netherlands a disused government building sits in an inaccessible location awaiting to be demolished, despite its highly sustainable design features and materials. …

Sustainability

Mobile Recycling Platform

As an alternative to the current linear economy (make -> use -> waste) the circular economy aims to redefine services & products to design waste out …

Mobile

STRATA – Furniture that changes to fit your life

Matthieu Leroy is building a circular business model based startup, called <b>STRATA</b>, after 8 years working for Inter IKEA Systems B.V. (the last two …

Sharing Economy

The circular economy: Closing the loop

Visualise taking a straight line and bending it inwards on itself until the end points meet to form a circle.<p>This mental image depicts, on a highly …

Business (South Africa)

Could food waste be used as a construction material to build our cities of the future?

In the U.S., construction is a big source of waste and pollution. The construction industry accounts for an estimated 39 percent of CO2 emissions in …

LightingEurope issues whitepaper on evolving LED lighting to support a circular economy

European organization explores how the circular economy movement could add to the growth opportunity in the SSL sector and how policy can encourage …

Innovation

Manufacture 2030 – World Business Council for Sustainable Development partners with Manufacture 2030 to deliver webinar series on circular economy

<b>When?</b><p>The three webinars will be held on the following dates:<p><b>A Guide to the Circular Economy for Designers -</b> Wednesday 8 Nov. 2017, 11:00 GMT – 11:45 …

Corn Walls And Rice Bricks: Tomorrow’s Cities Will Be Built From Crops

Arup believes the construction industry is ripe for circular economies.<p>Today, pineapple, potatoes, mushrooms, corn, oranges, and bananas are staples of the produce aisle. Tomorrow, they might be the backbones of our cities, according to a new report from Arup. In <i>The Urban Bio Loop</i>, the engineering …

Construction

Businesses Are Facing a New Reality. These Are the Ones That Are Succeeding.

Evidence is mounting to show that the frequency and ferocity of extreme weather events is intensifying on a global scale. From severe droughts to …

Sustainability

How Metro Vancouver can realistically reduce plastic pollution in the ocean

It’s hard to miss the impact of plastic in our oceans. You can see for yourself in waterways throughout the world. And it’s all over social media, …

Recycling

The Circular Economy Made Real

Entrepreneur, artist, and industrial-preservation enthusiast John Edel has been working for the past seven years to transform an abandoned …

Sharing Economy

Agenda / Global Governance | World Economic Forum

Archive Global Issue Global Governance<p>Filter<p>Hide<p>4th Industrial Revolution<p>Industry<p>Economy<p>Global Issue<p>4th Industrial Revolution Industry Economy Global …

ICAN

The 6 Ways Business Leaders Talk About Sustainability

Capitalists focus on the financial returns from capital invested, and most business leaders prioritize issues that are financially material. For anyone with a pension linked to market performance, that is a good thing. But this single-minded focus can be a major problem when it comes to tackling …

Sustainability