Ken Webster
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Ken Webster

Ken Webster is Head of Innovation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and he is a major contributor to the development and communication of ideas in this field.

Emerging Markets

In the series of upcoming articles, we will examine the prospects for a circular economy in low & middle income economies as an interplay between a number of major trends.

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Energy and Material FlowsFeaturedPeople and Society

What’s new or special about the circular economy, apart from it being about an economy that works long term, led by business and making the economic case, is that it is about how this case emerged. It is closely linked to the information technology revolution circa 2010 onwards.

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Energy and Material FlowsFeatured

One thing the circular economy should not be confused with is some sort of perpetual gadget machine in which stuff is made and remade with nary a loss or impediment, with nothing new or unsullied: a place where eager businesses recover their products and magic them back to life for their customers with no waste.

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FeaturedPeople and Society

“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem.” – G.K Chesterton

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Oil prices circular economy
News

The rising trend of oil and commodity prices in the periods 2001 to 2008 and 2009 to 2012 might be thought to be enough of a rationale for getting smarter with resource use and meeting customer demands in novel ways, such as selling products as services. Add in the very

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FeaturedPeople and Society

Real economics is the study of how people transform nature to meet their needs…Neoclassical economics is inconsistent with the laws of thermodynamics. Charles Hall, SUNY, an ecologist by training. It’s not news of course. Frederick Soddy, another outsider (an escapee from physics and chemistry and a Nobel Prize winner) spent

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FeaturedFoodPeople and Society

Read Circulate’s exclusive preview of Ken Webster’s recently released book, The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows. The extract below is the beginning of the ninth chapter “The Regenerative Biological Cycle – At Scale”. 

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FeaturedPeople and Society

“Almost got me with a weaponised meme.” – The Quantum Thief

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