Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of stories and interesting articles from the week. This week we’re recommending articles on maker-spaces, a nice summary of why natural capital accounting needs to be at the centre of the future of business and plenty more!
Schneider Electric has announced that it connected more than 300 Megawatts (MW) – in addition to the 200 MW already in operation – into the UK grid in March. The company’s success can be attributed to its ability to provide a “packaged energy management solution”, rather than simply providing a
A group of Mexican engineers claim to have developed technology that can recover and purify both seawater and wastewater in an incredibly fast two and a half minutes. The technology is still in its infancy and has yet to hit the market, but if scalable and successful, it could have
Schiphol Group, Cofely and Philips have entered into a collaboration for the provision of lighting in terminal buildings at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The arrangement means that Schiphol now pays for the light it uses, while Philips retains ownership of the fixtures and installations in a model similar to the collaboration
Much of the focus on the transition to the circular economy has been on the changes required in business and the policy initiatives that could support those transformations. Higher Education (HE) institutions play an important role in the transition as “thought leaders” and idea developers, but also as places of
A report by the United Nations University (UNU) has revealed that the amount of “e-waste” globally will reach 50 megatons by 2018 and that less than 16% of that waste is being recycled, refurbished, remanufactured or reused, meaning that an “urban mine” of potentially reusable or recyclable materials worth more
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of stories and interesting articles from the week. This week we highlight a piece that analyses IBM’s approach to the Internet of Things, an article on Cartridge World’s remanufacturing, thoughts on the need to change economic incentives to encourage new design and a new fluid
Dow Chemical Company has included accelerating the transition to a circular economy and enhancing value from natural capital as a part of the company’s strategic commitments for a prosperous future. The targets are designed to take advantage of the economic opportunities presented in those areas and also to develop the
De Lage Landen (DLL), a global provider asset-based financial solutions based in the Netherlands, has launched a report titled “Realizing Opportunities for a Circular Business Model”, which provides guidance to business leaders when dealing with the challenges associated with the changing economy and transition to a circular economy model.