Circular Economy

UK’s big Brexit push continues — Spanish unity in face of terror (for now)

By Charlie Cooper | Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook’s EU Confidential podcast | Playbook desktop version<p>Hello, Charlie …

European News

Macron back and down — Barcelona investigation focuses on Ripoll — Merkel still on top

By Pierre Briançon | Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook’s EU Confidential podcast | Playbook desktop version<p>Hello I’m Pierre …

European News

Health

Interview<p>19. May, 09:13<p>Despite the expanding costs – and waistlines – caused by rising levels of European obesity, little is being done to remedy the …

European News

Op-Ed | An Alternative To Consumerism Does Exist: The Performance Economy

The Circular Economy is being marketed as a guilt-free solution to consumerism, but a sustainable economy can only be achieved if businesses stop selling goods argues Sara Arnold, one of 10 winners of BoF’s Future VOICES challenge.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> Earlier this year, H&M announced its aim to …

Sustainability

Soorty – REPAIR, REUSE, AND RELOVE

Soorty’s ongoing dedication to drive the denim industry forward while making a positive impact is reflected by the manufacturer’s innovative journey …

Sustainability

Who Should Apply

The University of Technology Sydney is calling for PhD applications to its world-leading School of Design’s research program.<p>Successful applicants …

The Arts (Australia)

Michelin's 3D-Printed Non-Pneumatic Tire Concept

…with renewable treads<p>If you buy a reliable car, it'll last you for more than 100,000 miles. But your first set of tires will only last for a …

Michelin

How Companies Can Assess Their Readiness for the Circular Economy

Companies must assess both the financial and environmental feasibility of remanufacturing before jumping into the circular economy.

Sharing Economy

How Companies Are Reaping the Benefits of Circular Thinking - By Emma Hollingshead

In recent times the concept of a circular approach has gathered momentum as an attractive and viable way of generating economic growth and prosperity …

Sustainability

Business steps up efforts to cut waste

From recycled paint to rented jeans, businesses large and small are looking at ways to cut waste, use fewer resources and help create a "circular …

Sustainability

Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

By Janine Benyus<p>It seems so obvious now: Innovators are turning to nature for inspiration in building, chemistry, agriculture, energy, health, …

Sustainability

Having more, owning less: How to fight throwaway culture

Until the advent of cheap credit and cheaper item costs, for many consumers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rental was the most accessible way of obtaining products such as televisions, video recorders and washing machines that were high cost and frequently required repair.<p>Now we buy cheap and pile …

Sharing Economy

Jeans, phones, engines: circular business models are growing, but how to finance them?

Increasingly, businesses are offering products through a subscription or leasing arrangement, but it’s still early days in getting to grips with how to finance this<p>In the fast-paced world of mobile technology, where unrelenting hardware and software changes mean there is constant pressure to …

Sharing Economy

Having more, owning less: how to fight throwaway culture

Until the advent of cheap credit and cheaper item costs, for many consumers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rental was the most accessible way of …

Sustainability

Is it fair to blame Coca-Cola and big corporations for our waste crisis?

Some global corporations are trying to address the environmental impact of throwaway culture, but campaigners say they remain part of the problem<p>When John Sauven, executive director at Greenpeace UK, heard a woman complain on the radio that supermarket croissants were cheaper to buy wrapped in …

Sustainability

In the Future We Won’t Own Clothes, We’ll Rent Them

It’s no secret that consumerism is trashing the planet, and the fashion industry is a big part of the problem. There’s a growing corner of the …

Lifestyle

Rethinking our economy: How do we sell in a circular economy with doughnut economics?

It’s hard not to notice that we all have quite a bit on our agendas; lots of things competing for our time and attention, and too many things that …

Recycling

Apple's sustainable forestry strategy branches out

It now protects enough forest to offset the paper pulp used for all its packaging. Oh, and there's a cool cartoon.

Sustainability

ECOR Appoints New Advisory Boardmember Hazel Henderson of Ethical Markets – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

SAN DIEGO, Jul. 31 /CSRwire/ - ECOR, the global leader in sustainable materials and solutions for the circular economy, today announced that Hazel …

Sustainability

Can you save the world from tonnes of unwanted neoprene?

While there have been great advances in new eco friendly neoprenes for wetsuits, and great recycling projects we have a massive problem; we are still …

Sustainability

Zara's 7,100 tonne strategy could be heading here

Zara plans to increase the number of countries involved in its 'Closing The Loop' strategy.<p>The initiative is part of the company's bid to participate …

Fashion (Australia)

In the new ‘circular economy,’ sustainability is good business – and tech is leading the way

By Thomas Singer By 2030, the global middle class will grow from 2.4 billion to 5.4 billion people. That surge not only threatens the health of the …

Sustainability

Circular economy isn't a magical fix for our environmental woes

Solving our ecological crises means diluting the power of global corporations – not propping them up<p>The circular economy’s June jamboree in Finland, attended by around 1,500 experts and policymakers, showed just how much momentum the concept has gained in recent years.<p>Little wonder. The circular …

Economics

The Developing World Is Turning Its Poop Problem Into A Resource

Waste-management systems in Africa and India could soon outstrip those in the developed world in terms of sustainability and efficiency.<p>In Ghana, just 15% of the population has access to decent sanitation. In the city of Kumasi, for example, around 40% of the population relies on public toilets, …

Sustainability

These are the apps helping the Nordics revolutionize waste recycling

Finland seems to be ahead of the game when it comes to a modern economy. The northern republic boasts not only one of Europe‘s most creative start-up scenes in and around its capital, Helsinki, but is also a pioneer in the circular economy, as <i>The Guardian</i> recently reported. On top of that, Finland …

Recycling

India needs alternative growth model to avoid resources running dry, says European Commission

<b>New Delhi:</b> India needs to develop an alternative, sustainable growth model to avoid depleting its resources at the current pace and make the same …

India

Creating value through sustainable design

Companies can promote sustainability by following good design practices to provide innovative and aesthetically pleasing solutions for customers and …

Design Thinking

Let's Get Circular

<i>HP</i><p>What if we lived in a world where we didn't own anything? I'm not talking about giving away all of our possessions and living in a yurt. I mean what if we could still enjoy all of the latest gadgets and appliances we love, and the clothing and furniture we need, but we just paid to use them …

Sharing Economy

A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change'

Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments<p>Help us tell the stories that need to be told. Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution today<p>A million …

Recycling

UK risks becoming 'dumping ground' for plastic after Brexit

UK will not be bound by EU deal and opposition MPs say Tory government unlikely to have political will to develop equivalent system<p>The UK risks becoming the “dirty man of Europe” after Brexit with no plan to deal with the millions of plastic bottles dumped by consumers every week, according to …

Environment