The circular economy is a concept advanced, in particular, by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Ken Webster in his recent book: The Circular Economy – a wealth of flows. It represents an economic system that moves away from the linear “take, make and dispose” model which has traditionally dominated our
The circular economy promises big opportunities for companies to drive growth, performance, and innovation. It represents a reward of $4.5 trillion in additional economic growth by 2030, according to research from Accenture. However, taking the vision of a circular economy in which everything is reused and nothing is wasted, and
One of the world’s largest cosmetics firms, L’Oréal, has received accreditation for two of their products based on their manufacturing processes. The products, a shampoo and a conditioner, were awarded the Silver Standard Cradle to Cradle® accreditation, from MBDC, a company which was created to champion better business practises and
The weekend is almost upon us once again! In this edition of Circulate on Fridays, we’re catching up on the word from the circular economy after Thursday’s Financial Times event, ‘glimpsing’ the future of AI and much more!
A 1920’s house in Cambridge, Massachusetts is currently being refitted in a way which could transform the building industry. The headquarters of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities has been equipped with a number of contemporary technologies, as part of an attempt to prove that ordinary houses can be
Circulate on Fridays: Ellen MacArthur, HRH The Prince of Wales & Paul Polman on the new plastics economy
Circulate on Fridays is back for another weekly roundup. If plastics are your thing, you’re in for a treat.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit and Wendy Schmidt want to change the way we make and use plastic
Every week Circulate on Fridays aims to break down walls by sharing a combination of cutting edge and often close to ‘whacky’ video, podcast and reading content. This weekend is no different! We share a smartphone BBC film on biodegradable clothing, a Danish beer brewed partly using music festival urine,
Consumer goods giant Unilever has announced a new system called CreaSolv Process, which could enable the company to recover and repurpose single-use small plastic sachets in other Unilever products.