While better management of waste plastic continues to be important, the development of a circular economy where products are designed differently and materials are cycled more effectively, is essential to help resolve the oceans’ microplastics problems, a major UN report states.
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of stories and interesting articles from the week. Ahead of the May Bank Holiday weekend, we’ve got articles on bioplastics made from potatoes, the circular economy and glass, how the German Minister of Education is trialling Audi’s new “e-diesel” and more…
Rigid, expensive and energy intensive – just some of the adjectives typically associated with construction and housing. However, a different future is now being envisioned by companies like Blu Homes, a U.S. startup founded in 2008. Blu Homes has unveiled a set of pre-fabricated homes – factory built, modular, lightweight,
“The circular economy is the new paradigm that business needs.” The message was delivered loud and clear by Gavin Warner, Unilever’s circular economy programme lead, and Pia Heidenmark Cook, IKEA’s head of sustainability, speaking at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Re-thinking Progress event.
The European Commission’s decision to axe the circular economy package is facing fresh questions in the wake of a ruling by EU judges to limit the Commission’s right to withdraw legislation.
Researchers have developed a new system that uses sunlight to convert waste carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products including; bio-plastics, pharmaceuticals and liquid fuels.
As much as the abandonment of the European Commission Circular Economy package has been bemoaned online and in media outlets across Europe, it’s worth noting that much of the focus of that policy document was still upon increasing rates of recycling and setting hard recycling targets. While that is not
A new report released by PwC, “The Road Ahead: Gaining Momentum from Energy Transformation”, has suggested that rapid urbanisation, new technologies, resource shifts and energy transformations are combining to disrupt the power sector.