Our agriculture system is under a greater strain than ever before. The growth of global green yields has fallen behind global population growth, and artificial fertilisers and pesticides are reducing the soil’s ability to renew. “We need to take a different direction”, say Martin Stuchtey and Morten Rossé, who explore ways to reshape our food
A conference table with tomato plants growing on it and broccoli sprouts in the reception area are apparently just part of everyday life for workers in the office buildings at Pasona, based in Tokyo, Japan. Kono Designs, a New York based firm, has taken urban farming to a new level by creating
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to influence a wide range of sectors and parts of the global economy. One area where significant progress continues to be made is agriculture, where technological advancements enable precision techniques, which could play a significant role in a new regenerative model for
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week, peacocks demonstrate principles of biomimicry, Tesla announce their car for the masses and comedians poke fun at the scale of food waste in New York.
One of the key points in December’s updated circular economy package from the European Commission was ‘a revised Regulation on fertilisers, to facilitate the recognition of organic and waste-based fertilisers in the single market and support the role of bio-nutrients’. A few months later, draft legislation on this aspect of
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This Friday, we’re focusing on the latest disruptive innovations in the renewable energy sector, a round-up of some of the latest sharing economy commentary and much more…
New analysis has found that by applying the “Growth Within” model to Germany, household costs in food, buildings and transport could be reduced by as much as 25%. Furthermore, applying circular economy principles across the food, built environment and mobility sectors could bring favourable outcomes in terms of GDP growth
Circulate on Fridays: Circular Economy & Food, Cradle to Cradle Design Challenge, the end of Bitcoin?
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. Here are our picks on food, Cradle to Cradle design, bitcoin and myths around the sharing economy. This week the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute announced the winners of the 2015 product design challenge. Four projects
A startup called Vertical Harvest is in the process of putting together one of the most extensive experiments in urban farming to date. Vertical Harvest are working with the Jackson, Wyoming municipality to create a three-story greenhouse filled with micro greens, herbs, tomatoes and other crops.
A new study produced by researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that if the European Union lifted the current pigswill ban and utilised food waste ‘heat-treating’ technologies developed in East Asian countries to turn food waste safely into pig feed, around 1.8 million hectares of agricultural land could be