Diggory Brown and Sword Maclean will be the recipients of funding from Zero Waste Scotland for their work in applying circular economy in the textiles and apparel sphere. The announcement was made at the Scottish Textile and Leather Association’s annual conference held last week.
Rick Robinson takes us back to the starting point of the “Smart” cities discussion, asking what they are for and emphasising the importance of connecting the concept of smart to ordinary people and communities. Robinson outlines a way of thinking about smart city initiatives that re-connects those projects to human
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of stories and interesting articles from the week. This week we have a story about the pioneering changes being made in the Finnish education system, an article summing up the Internet of Things, experts call regenerative design a “big trend”, and a piece outlining the
Carl-Emil Larsen, president of EurEau, has emphasised the importance and value of water when thinking about the resource question. He suggests that water, as a resource, is in danger of being taken for granted by European Union circular economy policymakers.
Students from Technische Universität München (TUM) and the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) have designed a one-story house that is affordable and produces more energy than it uses. The project has been named “NexusHaus” and has been developed in answer to the lack of affordable housing in Austin, Texas. Students
Scientists at Tel Aviv University are proclaiming it to be the “materials revolution of the 21st century” and there are few examples that pronounce the intersection between the technological and the biological in quite this way. Organic nanotechnology continues to make significant strides with the announcement that computer screens made
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of stories and interesting articles from the week This week we highlight an article asking for a new focus on remanufacturing, a strong critique of the idea that the sharing economy is a “technological saviour”, why diversity is important for urban production and growth, and
Frequently, the Internet of Things (IoT) as a topic is discussed conceptually and it becomes difficult not to get lost in its potential scale. Some figures, including a recent report from KPMG, have suggested that as many as 28 billion ‘things’ will be connected to the internet by 2020. That’s why
At one time, Ireland’s economic recession epitomised global economic decline. The country’s economic strife was well-documented both as a part of the global financial crisis and the ensuring Eurozone crisis. The Irish economy has quietly been beginning to prosper again over the last year and a half with a reported
Raz Godelnik has written an insightful piece on the sharing economy for Triple Pundit. In his article, he looks beyond popular conversations focused upon Airbnb and Uber, and analyses the under-discussed role of sharing economy platforms as “middlemen” connecting spare resource and consumers. Godelnik argues that the next challenge for sharing economy businesses