Philips’ “light as a service” business model has moved on since the initial “pay-per-lux” case study piloted with Turntoo. In fact, it could be argued that the idea of buying light as a service, rather than lighting fixtures and electricity, is gradually becoming economic common sense. Earlier this year, it
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This Friday, we’ve got picks from this week on sharing economy certification, Levi’s circular economy ambition, viewing on the history of architecture and more.
A kettle design that priorities material choice, modularity and versatility has been submitted as an entry into the prestigious James Dyson design award.
Vaak worden dezelfde Nederlandse bedrijven zoals Philips, Mud Jeans en Desso genoemd als het gaat om innovatieve circulaire voorbeelden. Circulaire economie wint steeds meer terrein met initiatieven in steeds meer industrieën en vormen. Hier een handvol nieuwe voorbeelden: Bugaboo, Fairphone, Bundles, Pelican House en In the Loop. Bugaboo begon in
Delta Development, Schiphol Trade Park and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation have co-created “The Valley” to accelerate the transition to the circular economy by demonstrating circular practices at scale. It will aim to actively convene the leading practitioners and researchers in the field, while fostering cross-sector initiatives and collaborations.
The importance of design in business has become more apparent in the past decade or so. The well-known story of Apple will spring to mind for many, but this has undoubtedly been a much broader trend, as Fast Company explained in 2012: “Innovation today is inextricably linked with design
Rubicon Global, a company that has been working with Fortune 500 companies to better manage waste and recycling loads, is now aiming to develop an app for the residential waste market, which will enable on-demand collection of household waste.
What would Europe’s economy look like if it underwent a paradigm shift and transitioned to a circular economy? How would it impact growth, jobs, resource, energy use and CO2 emissions? What does it mean for ordinary households? Those questions have been addressed in a new report, “Growth Within: a circular
De Lage Landen (DLL), a global provider of asset-based financial solutions, has launched its second white paper: “Complement new equipment sales with pre-owned assets”. The paper is aimed to address manufacturer concerns that the sales model for reused, remanufactured and refurbished products may conflict with the selling of new product
Paper packaging company Smurfit Kappa has outlined its circular economy activities in effective cycling of paper in a 2014 company report. The business model includes recycling paper as many times as possible, utilising pulp at the end of life and a reverse logistics partnership.