How do we interpret policy effectiveness for a circular economy in the Nordic region?
What can traffic light may tell us about how our economy could work? It may seem a strange question to ask, but Dirk Helbing is the person who makes the connection.
Every Friday, Circulate provides a roundup of some of the best circular economy articles, videos and podcasts that we’ve seen on the internet during the week. This Friday, we’re looking at a new form of bio plastic, the unbelievable growth of megacities, how NASA are pushing tech that could help develop a circular economy here on earth and more.
During the last 200 years, cities have been attracting a growing amount of people, financial and political power, becoming hubs of innovation and creativity. The global urban population has grown rapidly, rising from 34% of the world’s people in 1964, to 54% today and predictions expect the figure to reach 75%
A new report produced by Circle Economy, TNO and Fabric has taken a deep dive into the circular economy opportunities for the city of Amsterdam, finding potential economic value creation of €85 million per year, over 700 additional jobs and significant CO2 reductions.
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This Friday, we highlight 8 videos that explain the circular economy, what smart cities can learn from businesses, H&M’s circular economy ambitions for fibres and looking at the future of autonomous vehicles in cities.
“Mobile operator Vodafone has formed a new partnership with Philips Lighting which combines an Internet of Things (IoT) network with an integrated LED street light management system, which could see cities across the world slash energy use by 70%.”
An increasing number of studies are demonstrating the negative impacts caused by high levels of congestion in cities. A second body of research, including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Growth Within report has begun an investigation into the possibilities of a different future for mobility, specifically looking at the potential for