Internet of Things
The United States wastes enough energy every year to power the UK for seven years. While there has been plenty of focus on the need to transition to an economy powered by renewable energy sources, rather than fossil fuels, the structural waste issues within the system itself should not be
In the pre-digital world we used to work for materials, and now materials work for us.
Material flows are becoming information flows. Here we will explore the implications for the circular economy.
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…
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to influence a wide range of sectors and parts of the global economy. One area where significant progress continues to be made is agriculture, where technological advancements enable precision techniques, which could play a significant role in a new regenerative model for
“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%.”
Life is network based. Millions of years of evolution have allowed the natural world to develop what can be argued to be the most tried, tested and optimized protocols in existence: biological networks. The ability for Internet of Things (IoT) market stakeholders to interpret and effectively apply principles derived from
A new report, Intelligent Assets: Unlocking the circular economy potential, which was released earlier this week by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and World Economic Forum, argues that the pairing of circular economy principles with emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies could be crucial for driving innovation and moving towards a prosperous global
There is a consensus opinion that a rapid increase in the number of connected devices will play a role in reshaping the global economy over the next couple of decades. A McKinsey report has predicted that the number of internet-connected devices could grow to as much as 50 billion by
Hyper Island, a design and business agency, have identified the end of ownership, constant collaboration and the ‘social economy’ as key trends for their latest ‘Changes of Tomorrow’ report.