Singapore is aiming to become the first country in the world to operate a fleet of automated taxis after city authorities signed separate deals with nuTonomy and Delphi Automotive to test the possibilities of autonomous technologies during the course of the next year.
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
SeymourPowell has estimated that over 50 million litres of paint ends up going unused annually in the UK, up to 15% of the total amount of the product sold. Recycling and using old paint has typically been a laborious and costly process, but there are signs that this could change
Every Friday, Circulate provides a roundup of some of the best circular economy articles, videos and podcasts that we’ve seen during the week. This Friday, Stephen Hawking outlines the future we need, Kevin Kelly describes the future we’ll get, and other good stuff. Circular economy R&D in action It’s one thing
It is becoming more generally accepted that accounting for the full cost of products and services, incorporating and valuing natural capital in the global economy is a valuable action for the future of the economy. However, actually measuring natural capital in both a thorough and simple way has not been possible
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 –