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A key principle identified in Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, the successful book written by Michael Braungart and William McDonough, is that waste in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing. They use the example of the cherry tree, which produces huge amounts of

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Computer technology company Dell has announced a new partnership with industry supplier SABIC, which will see the company utilise previously disused scrap carbon fibre in new products by the end of 2015.

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week: clothes, cities, sharing (or not), Iggy Pop and lots more!

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A group of Finnish organisations have launched a project to experiment with a new cellulose dissolution technique that transforms old disused cotton clothing into brand new fibres that can be utilised freshly in the textile industry.

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In wastewater treatment plants in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Denmark, something unusual has been, and continues to happen. Anoxkaldnes, a subsidiary of Veolia, is running pilot prototyping for the production and recovery of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) – an intermediate material used to produce bioplastics.

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  It has been reported that oil prices have recovered after hitting a more than six-year low as fears continue to grow around a mismatch between global supply and demand. Most expect prices to begin falling again after the surprise Chinese currency devaluation early this week and the continued strong

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The topic of technological and market development in renewable energy has been on the agenda for a significant period of time, and the use of governmental subsidies to stimulate and support that development has been a much-discussed subject. A less well interrogated issue is fossil fuel subsidies and a recent

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. Today, we’re highlighting a new report released by Veolia and Imperial College London, Ford’s move into the new technology space and plenty more…

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A UK-based startup has developed a heating system that can cut energy costs by up to 70%, it has been claimed. The ‘gRAD’ heater utilises graphene, a material made out of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb shape. It is very thin and strong, which helps

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Designer Jean-Sebastien Lagrange and engineer Raphael Menard are developing a line of furniture that can soak up excess heat to help cool a room down and then releases that heat when the room cools. It has the potential to play a role in reducing reliance on expensive and energy air

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