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‘Rethinking Finance In A Circular Economy’ is a recently released report that analyses the opportunities for financial institutions in a transition to the circular economy. The report, written and produced by ING Group – a multinational banking and financial services corporation based in Amsterdam – discusses the emergence of circular

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Ford has launched a pilot programme for a new car-sharing service in London. Go!drive is a pay-by-the-minute car hire service with no fee or charge and a pay as you go fee that includes congestion charges and fuel insurances. The costs to the user come in at less than 20

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Two MIT Sloan MBA students, Ricky Ashenfelter and Emily Malina, have developed a new app that connects food that is about to be wasted with organisations and people that can use it. ‘Spoiler Alert’ is a free, downloadable app, where stores can post available surplus food (vegetables to start with),

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For the first time, companies will be able to assess how successful they are in transitioning to a circular economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Granta Design announced the findings of the Circularity Indicators Project and the release of a web-based assessment tool that can be used by businesses to

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The most common examples of the circular economy in practice are in sectors like consumer electronics – high value products and technologically focused. Indeed, many of the initial opportunities, or “lowest hanging fruit”, have been in developing business models around reuse, refurbishment and remanufacturing, and it is likely that the

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“The circular economy is the new paradigm that business needs.” The message was delivered loud and clear by Gavin Warner, Unilever’s circular economy programme lead, and Pia Heidenmark Cook, IKEA’s head of sustainability, speaking at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Re-thinking Progress event.

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As much as the abandonment of the European Commission Circular Economy package has been bemoaned online and in media outlets across Europe, it’s worth noting that much of the focus of that policy document was still upon increasing rates of recycling and setting hard recycling targets. While that is not

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Schiphol Group, Cofely and Philips have entered into a collaboration for the provision of lighting in terminal buildings at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The arrangement means that Schiphol now pays for the light it uses, while Philips retains ownership of the fixtures and installations in a model similar to the collaboration

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of stories and interesting articles from the week. This week we highlight a piece that analyses IBM’s approach to the Internet of Things, an article on Cartridge World’s remanufacturing, thoughts on the need to change economic incentives to encourage new design and a new fluid

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