Circulate on Fridays: tracking fish with blockchain, Indian pollution world’s worst, H&M’s Bionic dress
In Circulate on Fridays, we highlight some of the circular economy news and insights that we’ve been sharing at Circulate HQ this week.
The world needs to re-think how it stays cool and Singapore-based company Kaer Water may have the answers as it aims to revolutionise air conditioning building management by combining a breakthrough technology with a new business model that has already been trialled successfully in other sectors, including lighting.
Mini wind turbines have been designed, which could be fitted to millions of UK lampposts and connected directly into the National Grid as a significant source of renewable energy.
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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.
It has been predicted that new digital technologies and the “algorithm age” will usher in a new paradigm for city transport. Rather than millions of individual residents owning vehicles, on-demand, electric, versatile – possibly autonomous – mobility services will facilitate the full spectrum of travel needs, all while being cheaper,
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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.
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.