The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced the approval of a new business plan, covering the period 2017-2020, which sets out £50 million worth of investment in projects related to the circular economy.
The World Economic has cited “a global water crisis” as the biggest threat facing humanity during the next century. Meanwhile, global water demand is projected to increase by at least 2% annually over the next few decades, which is only likely to exacerbate current challenges. In that context, ING has
Sharing economy firms like Uber and Airbnb may be leveraging their access to information, gained by facilitating trusted transactions between strangers on a digital platform, to disadvantage their participants and avoid regulation according to a new research paper co-published by a law professor and a technology ethnographer at the University of
We can’t cover all of the interesting circular economy related story every week, so we offer Circulate on Fridays as a weekend check in on the lay of the land! This week, we invite you to listen to a podcast on whether we’re seeing the ‘end of ownership’, explore leather
Businesses around the world have started to implement circular economy models and pilots in response to the positive economic opportunities highlighted in numerous pieces of research. As more and more organisations begin to explore to implement changes to their practices, it creates a further need for innovation in how they
Technological innovations are enabling a new way of producing food transforming indoor environments into places where fruits and vegetables can be grown without soil, close to the city, with an extremely short supply chain, fully independent of weather fluctuations, while reducing demand on water and chemicals. One of the pioneers
A fleet of electric and autonomous vehicles and drones seamlessly respond to and deliver products ordered via online platforms, their routes and energy optimised through intelligent data. It isn’t a vision that will necessarily excite everyone, but as the technologies continue to develop and the cost saving potential is quantified,
Microchips and the broader technology world may soon experience a significant shift. Moore’s law, named after Intel founder Gordon Moore, is slowing, while increasingly complex microprocessing demands are accompanied by the rise of tech trends including machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). This may be especially relevant in the context of
Successfully predicting the next financial crisis is unlikely, a Bank of England official has admitted, leading to questions about mainstream economic forecasting and raising a further challenge to existing paradigms that depend upon modelling and running economies mechanistically. Do we need to a new kind of economics? Martin Sandbu undoubtedly
Closing in on what economists believe to be its full productive capacity, questions are being asked about the direction of the United States’ economy, and with the subject of idle capacity featuring significantly in the conversation, the circular economy approach may soon be a part of the agenda.