Energy and Material Flows
Biology is the unparalleled master of additive manufacturing. But what would bioinspired additive technology look like, and how would it work?
Top picks for products, processes, and their makers, that are leading the way in the movement of materials innovation.
As part of Circulate’s collaboration with the Disruptive Innovation Festival, we’re featuring insight from some of this year’s Open Mic contributors in advance of their performance at the DIF. Find out more at thinkdif.co, and don’t forget to tune into this session live at 18:00 GMT on November 11th. The problem in
Large fashion retailer H&M recently drew attention when it pledged to become “100% circular”. At first glance, the clothing and textiles industry, where new styles emerge several times per year, appears to be one of the least suited to the circular economy, but there are a growing number of examples
A transition to a circular economy could unlock a £4bn “hidden reuse mine” in the UK, specifically around companies positioned in strategically important sectors. A number of opportunities to monetise waste streams as valuable resources were identified in a new report, published by Veolia.
The Biomimcry Global Design Challenge’s first ever $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation “Ray of Hope” Prize has been awarded to a team based at the Ceres Regional Center in Chile called BioNurse. Their innovation presented a new method to protect seedlings and increase soil health, drawing inspiration from natural processes.
Why sell bikes outright to children who will only be able to use them for a short period of time before they outgrow them? It’s the question that Isla Rowntree, owner of children’s bicycle manufacturer Islabikes asked herself. The solution, it turns out, is simple, Islabikes will now rent out
The United States wastes enough energy every year to power the UK for seven years. While there has been plenty of focus on the need to transition to an economy powered by renewable energy sources, rather than fossil fuels, the structural waste issues within the system itself should not be
With a non-iridescent shade of their colour, which doesn’t change regardless of the angle you view it from, the blue tarantula represents a fascinating example of natural evolution. Furthermore, beyond being spectacular to look at, scientists and biomimicry designers now believe that the way in which the blue tarantula produces