The time when flights were cancelled, trains were delayed and elevators broke down may soon be over. Today, products are able to predict their own future. Thanks to predictive maintenance, they can forecast failures before they occur.
No business is able to – or needs to – create the whole circular economy by itself. Open source is here to help.
How H&M and the H&M Foundation are trying to re-think fashion along the lines of a circular economy.
For most businesses, it’s not feasible to create a ‘perfect’ circular product from the get-go. New research from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation identifies three areas that could be the good starting points for circular designers.
From materials and manufacturing to retail and disposal, reinventing fashion is a complex problem that will require new, ambitious collaboration from the entire industry to solve.
As part of Circulate’s collaboration with the Disruptive Innovation Festival, we’re featuring insights from the lineup, in advance of their performance at the DIF. Find out more at thinkdif.co, and don’t forget to tune into this session on modular design for the circular economy, live on 23 Nov, 2017 at 16:00
Most stakeholders are not keen on sharing product data, as often times it gives them a competitive advantage. So how can we create the transparency needed for a circular economy?
So has eBay become just another online retailer for new stuff, or can the tech giant still help keep products in use for longer and help accelerate the shift to a circular economy?