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As much as the abandonment of the European Commission Circular Economy package has been bemoaned online and in media outlets across Europe, it’s worth noting that much of the focus of that policy document was still upon increasing rates of recycling and setting hard recycling targets. While that is not
Schiphol Group, Cofely and Philips have entered into a collaboration for the provision of lighting in terminal buildings at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The arrangement means that Schiphol now pays for the light it uses, while Philips retains ownership of the fixtures and installations in a model similar to the collaboration
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of stories and interesting articles from the week. This week we highlight a piece that analyses IBM’s approach to the Internet of Things, an article on Cartridge World’s remanufacturing, thoughts on the need to change economic incentives to encourage new design and a new fluid
De Lage Landen (DLL), a global provider asset-based financial solutions based in the Netherlands, has launched a report titled “Realizing Opportunities for a Circular Business Model”, which provides guidance to business leaders when dealing with the challenges associated with the changing economy and transition to a circular economy model.
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of stories and interesting articles from the week. This week we have a story about the pioneering changes being made in the Finnish education system, an article summing up the Internet of Things, experts call regenerative design a “big trend”, and a piece outlining the
Philips has re-iterated its desire to transition many of its products from a ‘boxed product’ selling business model to one where they sell a service. Henk De Bruin, Philips Global Head of Sustainability, wrote that experimenting with leasing contracts and decoupling material use and energy consumption from economic growth were
Zero Waste Scotland has unveiled its new circular economy business models programme – a group of companies in Scotland successfully using innovative new practices with less reliance on raw materials. The launch highlighted the activies of Re-tek, a firm based in East Kilbride.
A recent report, A circular economy for smart devices produced by Green Alliance, has further developed the case for circular business models and design principles to be applied to the smart phone sector. Focusing on the UK, US and Indian markets, the study outlines opportunities in increased re-use levels, software development, repair, remanufacturing, design
In a recent piece for EU Observer, politician and circular economy advocate Ida Auken discusses how a regenerative model can take advantage of innovations in technology and business innovation. She encourages other politicians and elected officials to treat the circular economy as an opportunity, suggesting positive action that policymakers can
California based company Pley – AKA ‘the Netflix for Lego’ – has recently attracted a further $10 million in funding from investors, making a total of $16.75 million since launching in 2013.