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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
For many city restaurants, the day is a story of two halves; ultra-busy in the evening and either far quieter or closed during the day. For Preston Pesek and Chris Smothers, the contrast in activity levels represented an opportunity, one which they are working to exploit with their startup –
Instalações modernas com 30% de capacidade ociosa. Quase 60 unidades de produção desativadas. Volatilidade e queda dos preços internacionais em commodities. Lucratividade em queda e crescimento das dívidas. Trinta mil empregos perdidos nos últimos anos. De acordo com especialistas de mercado, este é o panorama atual da indústria de aço
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. Today, we’re looking at 3D-printed upgrades and replacement parts for your car, a look inside the Solar Impulse, the aircraft powered entirely by solar energy, a new circular economy focused business initiative in Minnesota and much