While there are various education and business structures that aim to foster effective innovation and new technologies, there are fewer and less well-understood mechanisms for system-level change.
The new Solaire development constructed in Lower Manhatten is trying a novel new method, offering a fleet of BMWs, including four of the manufacturer’s latest electric vehicle – the i3 – as part of the deal.
Bioplastics production is expected to grow by over 50% within five years. Last week 40+ industry leaders backed a new global action plan on plastic packaging at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.
According to the new report Achieving Growth Within, released in Davos last week, an additional €320 billion of circular economy investment opportunities could be unlocked through modest political and business action in the European Union (EU) until 2025.
It’s been a busy week for the world and the circular economy. Read about the latest launches at the World Economic Forum in Davis, and much more in this Friday’s Circulate.
Our food and agriculture system is not working. Consumers are experiencing declining nutritional quality and increasing health risks, while soil quality is eroded by chemical inputs and toxic waste. A tough starting point for any initiative, but the Main Street Project has identified it as an opportunity, as it aims
Solar power and other renewable energy sources are increasingly affordable as technologies continues to become more efficient and effective, and the opportunities to scale solutions brings costs down even further. As much as the transition from a fossil-fuel based economy to one powered by renewables is becoming more widely recognised,
One of Europe’s largest international e-commerce retailers, German-based OTTO Group, unveiled a new aspect of its business over the Christmas period, now providing an option where customers can rent a range of products online. Introduced on an experimental basis initially, the rental model has started with a select, but broad
Open source, a movement most commonly associated with tech, coding and hacking, is now becoming an increasingly important issue for food according to a recent article published on Ensia and GreenBiz. It might be somewhat surprising, for example, to learn that more than one-third of all carrot growing material has
It is becoming increasingly apparent that transitioning towards a more restorative and regenerative economic model that decouples economic prosperity from the consumption of finite resources will necessitate the breaking down of the silos created across business, education and the broader economy, on which a linear, take-make-dispose system has thrived.