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Circular Economy

40+ CEOs back new narrative for plastics

Ellen MacArthur Foundation | Posted 02.16.2017 | Impact
Ellen MacArthur Foundation

By Joe Iles This article originally appeared on Circulate, the online location for news and insight on the circular economy. When it comes to tackli...

The Circular Economy: Extending The Life Of Things

Marco Morosini | Posted 02.06.2017 | Business
Marco Morosini

The term circular economy, which shows up more and more at political agendas, is precise but does not express the deep mental change that it implies.

Why a circular economy would be good news for India

Ellen MacArthur Foundation | Posted 12.20.2016 | Impact
Ellen MacArthur Foundation

By Joe Iles This article originally appeared on Circulate, the online location for news and insight on the circular economy. Since 2010, there's bee...

Amsterdam has created a free Airbnb for city-owned buildings

Apolitical | Posted 12.12.2016 | Impact

Amsterdam has developed an Airbnb for city-owned offices, so residents can use them for free, and may do the same with municipal cars and tools. [Thi...

Closing The Loop Amidst the Cobblestones of Malmo

Davar Ardalan | Posted 12.01.2016 | Business
Davar Ardalan

We're gathered in the historic city of Malmo, Sweden this week with six innovators and some of the world's leading experts on sustainability to harnes...

Can Circular Economy be the "Rosetta Stone" for Making the Natural Capital Investment Business Case?

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
Natural Capital Coalition

This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Edwin Pinero, President; The Pinero G...

4 Obstacles on the Way to a Circular Economy

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

By Vishal Agrawal, Atalay Atasu, Luk Van Wassenhove The concept of circular economy is a grand, sweeping vision, which we hope will lead to better bu...

How To Make Phones Without So Much Waste

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business

One of the more overlooked environmental concerns of the near future is the impact of the near-constant rate of electronics replenishment in the devel...

Why California is spreading waste on the prairie

Apolitical | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact

A groundbreaking farm scheme in California has the potential to cancel out the state's entire commercial and residential carbon emissions - by using w...

The Traditional (and Flawed) Concept of the Circular Economy

Tom Szaky | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Tom Szaky

The most common 'solutions' for waste today are linear in nature, treating waste materials as useless outputs to burn in an incinerator or be buried i...

Imagine A World In Which Nothing Gets Thrown Away

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business

There’s an idea for a world without trash. Items are not just recycled, but created with the intention of making new things out of them after they a...

Closing the Loop -- Rethinking Reuse for a Circular Economy

Tony Shumpert | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Tony Shumpert

Over the last few decades, we've taken great strides to make recycling of paper, bottles and cans second nature in many communities. But what about other items that also are a big part of our daily lives and deserve similar attention?

The Circular Economy: Butterflies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

FOMIN | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green

If we want to fully reach a Fourth Industrial Revolution, we must first pass through a circular economy model, and this requires reflection about issues ranging from industrial policy, to investment criteria, to new business models.

Walmart's Green Goals Perfectly Encapsulate Its Ruthless Efficiency

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business

Walmart is famous for its ruthless commitment to efficiency. Often that makes people think of the low wages it pays most of its workers (and the subse...

UPS Is Wrapping Up Big Plans for the Circular Economy

GreenBiz Group | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
GreenBiz Group

For the uninitiated, the circular economy is an alternative to the traditional cradle-to-grave, "take-make-waste" model.

The World I Want Our Children to Have: Designing for the Circular Economy

Lewis Perkins | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Lewis Perkins

What if we had a chance to live in a world where the carpets under our feet, rather than releasing toxic compounds, clean the air? Where carbon dioxid...

Circular Economy 2.0

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Alexandre Lemille

The concept of Circular Economy in itself is mind-blowing as it imitates natural cycles through feedback loops at several levels of our current extraction, production and consumption chains. Mind-blowing in the multidimensional benefits that could lies under, creating abundance instead of scarcity.

As the EU Buys into Circular Economy, Many Worry It May be Impossible

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2017 | World
Pro Journo

Put briefly, a circular economy aims to move from a traditional linear economic system of production and consumption toward a closed-loop (circular) system. A traditional linear system of production sees the extraction of a resource, such as aluminum, to create a valuable good, such as a soda can.

'It's Gonna Be Messy, It's Gonna Be Slow': The Way to a Circular Economy

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2017 | Green
Pro Journo

A shift in consumption patterns requires well-informed customers and comparable data. At this year's WRF, vegetarianism was set as the default dietary option when registering for the conference. Meat-eaters, for a change, had to make the extra effort, signing up for a meat meal in advance.

How Tomorrowland Trashed Today

Colette Brooks | Posted 12.23.2016 | Green
Colette Brooks

As a child of the sixties growing up in Los Angeles, I remember being mesmerized by the GE Carousel of Progress, an attraction in the heart of Tomorro...

Paris Delivered Purpose. Now We Need Policy and People to Follow

Richard Gillies | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green
Richard Gillies

For the first time in history, every country in the world has agreed on the need for a common climate goal. All 196 nations have bought into its overarching purpose - that we must all take action to prevent our planet's temperature from increasing to a point that would result in dangerous climate change.

Africa Deserves Compensation for Climate Change Damages

Yohannes Woldemariam | Posted 12.03.2016 | World
Yohannes Woldemariam

The Paris Climate meeting which is underway through December 11th 2015, could be an opportunity to redress climate related injustice perpetrated against Africa and the poor world.

The European Union: The Circular Economy package A better future NOW

Woodrow Clark | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Woodrow Clark

Woodrow W. Clark II, PhD and Danilo Bonato, MBA The Circular Economy is the answer to some of the main challenges of our time. It helps today to pre...

The Urgent Need to Design for Health and Wellbeing

Roland Jonkhoff | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Roland Jonkhoff

Business has to have a vision that goes beyond profits. That is easy to say but much harder to live up to. With all the talk of CSR and the triple bottom line, how many companies actually put these goals into the heart of their business strategy and operations?

Why Transparent Communications Is a Key Driver of the Shift to the Circular Economy

Roland Jonkhoff | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Roland Jonkhoff

There is a big prize to be won for those nations that make the radical shift to the circular economy, a message that is increasingly articulated by leaders in politics and business from the meeting rooms of Davos to the workshops of the Circular Economy 100, organised by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.