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.
Bemoaning rainy days may soon be a thing of the past. In fact, a heavy storm may soon be a good way to top up your energy supply and help home owners to cut back on their energy costs. According to Science Magazine, new technology has been developed to turn glass
One of the biggest obstacles to the widespread integration of renewable power into the production of electricity at the scale required has been the inability to effectively store any energy captured. How do we power our homes when the sun isn’t shining and when the wind isn’t blowing? The solution
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of stories and interesting articles from the week. This week we highlight an article discussing the importance of “the cloud” in enabling a circular economy, a piece about the rise of Silicon Valley in the business world, the value of popular repair cafes and more!
Lead image licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / Flickr user Daniel Kulinski New research from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) explores the potential of decentralised solar energy systems in the United States.