The importance of design in business has become more apparent in the past decade or so. The well-known story of Apple will spring to mind for many, but this has undoubtedly been a much broader trend, as Fast Company explained in 2012: “Innovation today is inextricably linked with design
Rubicon Global, a company that has been working with Fortune 500 companies to better manage waste and recycling loads, is now aiming to develop an app for the residential waste market, which will enable on-demand collection of household waste.
What would Europe’s economy look like if it underwent a paradigm shift and transitioned to a circular economy? How would it impact growth, jobs, resource, energy use and CO2 emissions? What does it mean for ordinary households? Those questions have been addressed in a new report, “Growth Within: a circular
De Lage Landen (DLL), a global provider of asset-based financial solutions, has launched its second white paper: “Complement new equipment sales with pre-owned assets”. The paper is aimed to address manufacturer concerns that the sales model for reused, remanufactured and refurbished products may conflict with the selling of new product
Paper packaging company Smurfit Kappa has outlined its circular economy activities in effective cycling of paper in a 2014 company report. The business model includes recycling paper as many times as possible, utilising pulp at the end of life and a reverse logistics partnership.
‘Rethinking Finance In A Circular Economy’ is a recently released report that analyses the opportunities for financial institutions in a transition to the circular economy. The report, written and produced by ING Group – a multinational banking and financial services corporation based in Amsterdam – discusses the emergence of circular
Ford has launched a pilot programme for a new car-sharing service in London. Go!drive is a pay-by-the-minute car hire service with no fee or charge and a pay as you go fee that includes congestion charges and fuel insurances. The costs to the user come in at less than 20
Two MIT Sloan MBA students, Ricky Ashenfelter and Emily Malina, have developed a new app that connects food that is about to be wasted with organisations and people that can use it. ‘Spoiler Alert’ is a free, downloadable app, where stores can post available surplus food (vegetables to start with),
For the first time, companies will be able to assess how successful they are in transitioning to a circular economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Granta Design announced the findings of the Circularity Indicators Project and the release of a web-based assessment tool that can be used by businesses to