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Delhi has made the headlines by placing a blanket ban on all disposable plastics. Far from being altruistic, the city’s decision has been made out of practical necessity.

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A cellulose fibre called Refibra, created using cotton scraps and wood, has been launched by Lenzing at the Première Vision textile fair in Paris. It’s one of the first fibres of its kind produced at commercial scale using a high-volume of recycled material.

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Our first Circulate on Fridays for February highlights a new film via The Economist, a completely new way of thinking about home improvement stores originating in Texas and so much more.

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While there are various education and business structures that aim to foster effective innovation and new technologies, there are fewer and less well-understood mechanisms for system-level change.

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Human activities have started to disrupt the well-tuned water cycle in ways that risk our future prosperity. Could circular economy principles help?

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Bioplastics production is expected to grow by over 50% within five years. Last week 40+ industry leaders backed a new global action plan on plastic packaging at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.

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Solar power and other renewable energy sources are increasingly affordable as technologies continues to become more efficient and effective, and the opportunities to scale solutions brings costs down even further. As much as the transition from a fossil-fuel based economy to one powered by renewables is becoming more widely recognised,

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Can come up with a better vision for the future than simply aiming to go cold turkey on plastics, and rejecting the benefits that these materials provide?

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It is becoming increasingly apparent that transitioning towards a more restorative and regenerative economic model that decouples economic prosperity from the consumption of finite resources will necessitate the breaking down of the silos created across business, education and the broader economy, on which a linear, take-make-dispose system has thrived.

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Welcome to 2017! Circulate on Fridays is back and ready for another year. As the idea of a circular economy continues to gain traction in business, education, policy and media, we’re expecting to have an even larger number of great stories to share with you this year, so stay tuned.

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