The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced a tender to procure consultancy that could provide technical assistance for the development of a route map to transition the city of London towards a circular economy. CIWM reports that the route map could be published early in 2016.
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. Today, we take a look at Houdini Sportswear’s variety of innovations in clothing, explaining the Internet of Things with a jellyfish, millennials moving to megacities and more…
In a previous article on Circulate, we explored the question of the value and potential for open data to positively impact cities. For understandable reasons, there are concerns about opening up large data sets, but there is evidence that significant benefit can be gained for cities by allowing data to
The potential for big data to have a positive impact on the way in which cities function and the quality of life of their citizens is beginning to transform from feeling intuitive, to being backed up by practical evidence. However, there are a number of debates still raging over
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week: clothes, cities, sharing (or not), Iggy Pop and lots more!
Developing countries have not benefited from the linear economy; the economy in which goods are manufactured from raw materials, sold, used, and then discarded as waste. They have poor access to cheap goods to improve the quality of life of their populations. They do not take advantage from the extraction
Founded in 1997, NihonMtecs is a manufacturer of interior decoration materials and what makes this company especially interesting is that the primary ingredients of all their products are recycled and organic, such as egg shells and cork. Recently added to their select portfolio of natural products is the “Egg Tile” (エッグタイル).
The Circular Economy 100 (CE100), a pre-competitive innovation programme established by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has recently announced the addition of Affiliate members to the existing network of corporates, emerging innovators, universities, governments and cities. This addition builds on relationships with a number of leading organisations that have the knowledge,
The economic case for low-carbon smart cities has been put forward in a recent study conducted by the Global Commission on Climate and Economy. The research found that the world could save £22 trillion by 2050 if a programme of smart city development was widely adopted.
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. In this edition, we’re asking some big questions about the Internet of Things and India’s smart cities plans. We’ll also highlight the possibility of transparent solar cells and an article with some thoughts on ‘modernising’