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A fleet of self-driving trucks has completed a cross-continent journey in an experiment known as the European Truck Platooning, where self-driving vehicles from a six different companies, including Volvo, Daimler and Scania, set off from various locations in the Eastern part of Europe, arriving in the Dutch port of Massvlakte. 

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The circular economy is inspired by living systems and one of the schools of thoughts that explores this model is Biomimicry. In this episode Michael Pawlyn explains why ecosystem thinking is key to a regenerative circular economy. Michael Pawlyn is director of the architecture practice Exploration and author of Biomimicry in Architecture This podcast

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This Friday, we highlight 8 videos that explain the circular economy, what smart cities can learn from businesses, H&M’s circular economy ambitions for fibres and looking at the future of autonomous vehicles in cities.

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. Today, we find out why technology companies like Google and Facebook are so interested in neural networks, look at the popularity of Tesla’s affordable electric car, the potential of micropower grids and much more…

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week, peacocks demonstrate principles of biomimicry, Tesla announce their car for the masses and comedians poke fun at the scale of food waste in New York. 

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A new report, produced by analysts from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), has predicted that electric cars (EVs) will be cheaper to own that conventional cars by 2022 and that they will represent a little under 40% of all vehicle sales by 2040. 

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“Mobile operator Vodafone has formed a new partnership with Philips Lighting which combines an Internet of Things (IoT) network with an integrated LED street light management system, which could see cities across the world slash energy use by 70%.”

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A building materials company that “grows” bricks and masonry from scratch without using heat. It’s fair to say that BioMason is an unusual startup. Brick-making is usually a practice that requires large amounts of heat and energy, but the North Carolina based business uses a process that is millions of

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The European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) has backed the circular economy approach in response to the EU Commission’s recent policy package. The body released a position paper where it said that building material manufacturers had a vital role to play in the move to a circular economy. 

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New analysis has found that by applying the “Growth Within” model to Germany, household costs in food, buildings and transport could be reduced by as much as 25%. Furthermore, applying circular economy principles across the food, built environment and mobility sectors could bring favourable outcomes in terms of GDP growth

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