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
“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.
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
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
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