From utilising bacteria to create light, a new approach to packaging waste to apps to re-utilise food and DIY waste, six innovative European startups have been named as finalists for the third Green Alley Awards.
Around one third of all food produced is wasted across the value chain. While much of that waste occurs at an even earlier stage, there are significant issues for supermarkets and restaurants disposing of large quantities of food that goes unsold. However, there’s no questioning the potential value of this
A new innovation that enables the creation of healthier soils by retaining nutrients and preventing runoff from fields has won the first Living Product Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. The $10,000 prize was awarded to the University of Oregon design team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The growth of collaborative consumption (also known as the sharing economy) as a trend, is often associated with start-ups and individual entrepreneurs, and the benefits are considered from an individual user (formerly consumer) perspective. However, a new report produced by researchers in the United States and China has found that
The startup has managed to redistribute one million tonnes of unwanted items and equipment via their innovative online platform, supporting the circular economy through direct re-use.
The Swedish government is set to take policy steps to enable a different kind of behaviour in the way in which products are used and the life-cycles of goods. Tax breaks on repairs to bicycles, washing machines and just about any broken item are being brought to the parliament by the
It’s Friday again, which means that it is time for another Circulate on Fridays! Learn more about the circular food system, innovating with sea cucumbers, a trash-eating shark, why one company likes old jeans and the silicon valley of agriculture. We’ve got some great reading for you this weekend.
Recovering, reprocessing, remanufacturing and redistributing parts was not an economically beneficial option for manufacturers in the post-industrial revolution linear economy. The picture in the first part of the 21st century is very different, and an increasing number of companies have identified the opportunities of adopting remanufacturing as a larger part
Trends in mobility including sharing, electric cars and autonomous vehicles are often discussed and often written about. These transitions also hold significance for car parts manufacturers and there is potential for these actors to take advantage according to a recently published report called On the Road to the Circular Car.
Welcome to another edition of Circulate on Fridays, where we bring you our weekly selection of circular economy related articles, videos and more to consume during your weekend. Today, we’ve picked out a piece from The Economist, which looks at the importance of balance in the financial sector, we’ve also got