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t is often observed that the pace of innovation within the construction and building industry appears to be slow. Comparably, most buildings having a longer lifespan than furniture, phones, and cars, so constant iteration and improvement is likely to be more difficult. However, recent years have seen some impressive technologies

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A new innovation that enables the creation of healthier soils by retaining nutrients and preventing runoff from fields has won the first Living Product Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. The $10,000 prize was awarded to the University of Oregon design team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

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Remember all those “I’ll read this later” articles you bookmarked this week? We’ve got you covered. In Circulate on Fridays, we pick out the most essential circular economy coverage from the past five days. Enjoy!

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Energy and Material FlowsInternational Correspondents

Um relatório recém publicado pelo Painel de Recursos Internacionais do Programa das Nações Unidas para o Meio Ambiente mostra um quadro extremamente preocupante: a fome de recursos por parte da economia global não cessa de aumentar. A ambição de fazer mais com menos sequer iniciou sua concretização. O mundo está

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The sharing economy is gaining a great deal of focus globally and is seen to be one of the fastest growing business sectors in most developed economies. However, in Japan, despite continued and steady growth in recent years, it is still in its infancy when compared to other major economies

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Energy and Material FlowsInternational Correspondents

Os oceanos recebem hoje um caminhão de plásticos por minuto. Isso significa anualmente 8 milhões de toneladas que vêm acrescentar-se aos 150 milhões de toneladas ali presentes. Para cada 3 quilos de peixe, há 1 quilo de plásticos nos ambientes marinhos. A continuar nesse ritmo, em menos de 35 anos

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