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Seb writes daily content for Circulate across the full spectrum of the website's topics. Previously he has spent five years as a freelance writer for a number of websites and blogs. You can e-mail Seb at seb[at]circulatenews.org

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A group of researchers at Monash University, Australia announced last week that they have 3D-printed two metal jet engines. While the engines are only proof of design concepts at this point, they have all the working parts of a functioning gas engine. It’s further evidence that 3D-printing is accelerating from

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Zero Waste Scotland has unveiled its new circular economy business models programme – a group of companies in Scotland successfully using innovative new practices with less reliance on raw materials. The launch highlighted the activies of Re-tek, a firm based in East Kilbride.

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The inefficiencies of our current economic system are hardly more pronounced than in the context of the co-existence of a global food waste problem and a world hunger problem. One third of the food produced in the world is eventually wasted, and yet more than 10% of the global population

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A small aquatic snail may pave the way for the development of a lightweight, resilient material, shrimps could be the source of solar cells and the discipline is producing almost daily headlines with announcements of new designs inspired by nature. There could hardly be a better time to open a Biomimicry center and Arizona State University

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A recent report, A circular economy for smart devices produced by Green Alliance, has further developed the case for circular business models and design principles to be applied to the smart phone sector. Focusing on the UK, US and Indian markets, the study outlines opportunities in increased re-use levels, software development, repair, remanufacturing, design

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Scientists at the City of Hong Kong University are trialling out new techniques for converting food waste into graphene and hydrogen. The research team has discovered that they can turn coffee grounds and stale bakery goods into a sugary solution that can be used to manufacture plastic.

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Researchers at McGill University, Canada have developed a new technique that increases the resilience of glass by a factor of 200.

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New research suggests that the Internet of Things will play a critical role in helping to feed a global population that is projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050.

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A partnership between Danish brewing company Carlsberg, packaging company ecoXpac, Innovation Fund Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark is aiming to create the world’s first fully biodegradable bottle.

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3D printing innovations continue to develop in new industries and products. This week, a Dutch designer shows off a new way to create soft upholstery with her innovation – the “biomimicry chair”.

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