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Gadgets and gizmos might have dominated the news cycle this week, but if you reaaaally want to know where technology and design might be heading in the future, read on with this week’s Circulate on Fridays… Our favourite piece this week came courtesy of Jason Hickel and Martin Kirk on

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We speak with one of the authors behind the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s new paper ‘Cities in the circular economy: an initial exploration’

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In this weekend’s Circulate on Fridays, we ask whether ownership will survive free delivery, how parked electric cars are earning money and balancing the grid in Denmark, and much more!

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It’s Friday, which means it’s time for your weekly dose of circular economy reading, viewing and listening! We’ve pulled together five pieces this week exploring mobile money in Africa, scientific thinking on the future of cities, investment in vertical farming and much more. Could the growth of mobile finance support

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A skyscraper that could be a solution for our future food supply, how nature solves problems through computation, renewable energy continues to improve so much that even Donald Trump can’t stop it, and much more in a jam-packed Circulate on Fridays this week.

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The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has launched a route map to accelerate London’s transition to become a circular city. It reveals that, by 2036, the city could gain net benefits of at least £7bn every year by applying circular economy principles across a variety of sectors.

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Arizona State University (ASU) has announced a new innovation incubator programme in partnership with the City of Phoenix. Backed by the US Economic Development Administration’s i6 Challenge, and the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network (RISN), the RISN Incubator is designed to catalyse innovation towards the circular economy by redirecting flows

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Demand for vehicles has risen dramatically in India, as a growing middle class becomes increasingly able to purchase and own personal cars. Perceived by some as a challenge, the Indian government is aiming to convert it into an opportunity revealing plans to base the nation’s future transport infrastructure around shared

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The circular economy is a concept advanced, in particular, by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Ken Webster in his recent book: The Circular Economy – a wealth of flows. It represents an economic system that moves away from the linear “take, make and dispose” model which has traditionally dominated our

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Every week Circulate on Fridays aims to break down walls by sharing a combination of cutting edge and often close to ‘whacky’ video, podcast and reading content. This weekend is no different! We share a smartphone BBC film on biodegradable clothing, a Danish beer brewed partly using music festival urine,

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