cradle to cradle
An article on Yanko Design has profiled the concept of the HIFA coffee maker, which takes advantage of spent coffee grounds and the energy embedded in that process to grow mushrooms. Designers Adrián Pérez and Mauricio Carvajal have placed the mushroom growing process inside a relatively typical looking coffee maker.
The fashion and textiles industry is typically water, energy and materials intensive in terms of its production methods, with variable, but often short use cycles, and no clear path for the product utility or material recovery to maximise beyond that initial use phase. Though the industry as a whole will
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week, we’re highlighting stories on the latest and most innovative cradle-to-cradle designs, China’s co-living boom, what the cities of the future will look like and much more…
Austrian company gugler has produced the first printing products that can be completely returned to the biological cycle after use, earning the Cradle to Cradle® quality seal award.
This year’s Disruptive Innovation Festival brought together thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, makers, learners and doers to catalyse system-level change for a future economy. The three-week online event, curated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, gave attendees an abundance of opportunities to explore the economy through a different lens, with the circular economy
Prefab homes are gradually gaining momentum as a potential construction solution for the future. The latest to be unveiled is the Unity home, an affordable net-zero home that can pop up in less than three days, but should have durability equal to standard construction techniques.
Fashion manufacturer MetaWear, in collaboration with Cradle to Cradle initiative Fashion Positive, is set to offer the first U.S.-based Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver organic cotton men’s and women’s T-shirts. The products have met the highest standards in terms of chemical safety, water effluent standards, compostability and renewable energy production.
Germany is a net waste importer. And the country has not created new landfills for the past decade. The European Environment Agency has praised Germany in particular for its municipal waste recycling. But while everyone agrees that German waste management is better than landfills, it is not always circular. Instead
A key principle identified in Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, the successful book written by Michael Braungart and William McDonough, is that waste in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing. They use the example of the cherry tree, which produces huge amounts of
Dutch carpet company Desso has announced that it is now the first carpet tile manufacturer to release a new range with Cradle to Cradle® Gold Level Certification.