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The banking group’s London Hub hosted startups pitching on everything from open source vehicle platforms to edible packaging and blockchain-powered supply chains as investors and business leaders convened for the first circular economy startup event.
From utilising bacteria to create light, a new approach to packaging waste to apps to re-utilise food and DIY waste, six innovative European startups have been named as finalists for the third Green Alley Awards.
The startup has managed to redistribute one million tonnes of unwanted items and equipment via their innovative online platform, supporting the circular economy through direct re-use.
It’s Friday again, which means that it is time for another Circulate on Fridays! Learn more about the circular food system, innovating with sea cucumbers, a trash-eating shark, why one company likes old jeans and the silicon valley of agriculture. We’ve got some great reading for you this weekend.
In the pre-digital world we used to work for materials, and now materials work for us.
With startup success stories, acres of media coverage and stacks of investment, for better or worse the sharing economy has earned its place on the hype cycle of new trends and technologies in recent years. Use of the term and development of models have grown in parallel with the circular
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. In today’s selection, we reflect on something that you might not realise Henry Ford said, a village in the Netherlands that plans to grow its own food, live off the grid and handle its own waste,
Le modèle de « facturation à l’usage » est de plus en plus répandu dans les bureaux, mais qu’en est-il dans les usines ? En France, dans quelques industries, le modèle commence lentement à s’imposer. Désormais, de nombreuses entreprises n’achètent plus d’imprimantes, de systèmes d’éclairage, d’ordinateurs ou encore de moquettes pour leurs bureaux.
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.
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. Today, we’re reflecting on the rising numbers of jobs in the solar energy industry, an article that argues that in the future we will own nothing, but have access to everything and the potential for