Joe Iles
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Joe Iles

I'm Editor in Chief of Circulate and Digital Architect at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

When I'm not discussing the circular economy, I also love talking about digital media and online trends, memes, music, bad films and good beer.

You can find me on twitter @joeiles or email joe[at]circulatenews.org

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This Friday, we’ve got a systems thinker’s take on Brexit, a brief recap of this year’s CE100 Annual Summit, and a report from the frontline of the e-waste industry.

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This Friday, Pew Research finds out what people really think of the sharing economy, NASA are using gecko tech and a chance to catch up on circular economy insight on the BBC and iTunes.

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new plastics economy
Energy and Material FlowsNews

Next week, the New Plastics Economy initiative will kick off in London. Chris Grantham of IDEO explains why it’s significant.

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NewsPeople and Society

The ‘sharing economy’ space is fast-moving, brimming with innovation, and has the potential to change the way we live our lives. Are a set of values or principles that can ensure that these new practices contribute to a prosperous economy that works in the long term?

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CitiesEnergy and Material FlowsNews

Every Friday, Circulate provides a roundup of some of the best circular economy articles, videos and podcasts that we’ve seen during the week. This Friday, we’re looking the growth of circular economy thinking in Africa, how some big brands are stating their bold ambitions, and Nissan’s role in developing a

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CitiesEnergy and Material FlowsNewsPeople and Society

Every Friday, Circulate provides a roundup of some of the best circular economy articles, videos and podcasts that we’ve seen on the internet during the week. This Friday, we’re looking at a new form of bio plastic, the unbelievable growth of megacities, how NASA are pushing tech that could help develop a circular economy here on earth and more.

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CitiesEnergy and Material FlowsFoodNews

Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week, peacocks demonstrate principles of biomimicry, Tesla announce their car for the masses and comedians poke fun at the scale of food waste in New York. 

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Energy and Material FlowsFoodNewsPeople and Society

One of the key points in December’s updated circular economy package from the European Commission was ‘a revised Regulation on fertilisers, to facilitate the recognition of organic and waste-based fertilisers in the single market and support the role of bio-nutrients’. A few months later, draft legislation on this aspect of

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week, how low-cost monitoring can enable precision agriculture, why technological unemployment should be an opportunity rather than a threat, and a design thinking primer from the folks at McKinsey & Co. Design thinking – hand in

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