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Each household in France owns an average of a hundred pieces of electrical and electronic equipment. With this number growing, the end-of-pipe approach, recycling end-of-usage products, cannot be the only solution.

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Sound the klaxon! It’s Circulate on Fridays time. Stories about the power of networks, nodes and connections provide a (tenuous) theme for this batch of circular economy links. Assimilate this information and join the hivemind…

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The modular design of technology, facilitated by an open source approach, could be a key feature of a circular economy – and it could open up significant business advantage in the process.

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Mobile phones are often held up as the example of the linear economy. Highly valuable and mostly unrecoverable materials produced into a small device with a short lifespan, which generally ends up as weight in a person’s drawers. However, in the first volume of the Towards the circular economy report series, mobile

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. Today, we’re recommending a piece on whether E-waste could represent the next gold rush, a Tanzanian startup using plastic waste as 3D-printing feedstock and more…

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It has been reported that the e-waste recycling sector is currently struggling economically in difficult market conditions.

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Many of today’s electronic products contain high-quality components that are lost after the product has reached the end of its first use. Think of a smartphone, for example. Many parts like the camera, processor, speaker and microphone remain in working order throughout the lifespan of the device, and are only

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An Iranian research team has been working on a method for extracting valuable metals, notably gold and copper, from e-waste sources. The biological leaning method uses two types of bacteria on disused electronic products to recover valuable metals that could be utilised in future products.

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. Today, we’re recommending an article on the potential of harvesting living molecules for use in electronics, Lyft’s latest push and much more…

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In 2009, Fairphone set out to design, manufacture and market a mobile device in a new way, prioritising factors like transparency, ethics, durability and repair. This project is now showing signs of real progress, especially in the area of design for disassembly, with the newly-released Fairphone 2.0 receiving a perfect

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