Energy and Material Flows
The COP21 Climate Summit in Paris rounded out a busy year of news on the role of energy in a circular economy. A trio of writers explored the circular economy as ‘the forgotten low carbon vector’, technological innovations opened up new possibilities for smart energy solutions, and a range of
The topic of the future of materials is varied and one that is crucial to future of an effective global economy. A core part of the circular economy concept is the creation of effective material flows, where biological and technical cycles are separated and optimised. Over the course of 2015,
The European Union has launched an ambitious €11 million research project, called Resyntex, which aims to produce secondary materials from textile waste.
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. Today, we’re recommending an article on the potential of harvesting living molecules for use in electronics, Lyft’s latest push and much more…
The foundation of a prosperous global economy is an energy system that is reliable, resilient and accessible. Today, more than two billion people living without secure access to power, while increasing urbanisation, extreme weather events place current infrastructures under increasing strain.
An edible packaging innovation, called Ooho! was among the finalists for the Carlsberg Green Ideas award. Ooho, created by Skipping Rock Labs, is an edible packaging made out of seaweed and a calcium chloride-based membrane.
With the release of the European Commission’s circular economy package on Wednesday, there has been no shortage of writing on this topic. Opinion has been divided over the contents of the proposals, so in this week’s Circulate on Fridays, we’ll give a digest of some of the analysis from the
Despite the high-tech promises of the past, we don’t yet live in a paperless world. Whilst computers, phones, tablets and e-readers have proliferated, they haven’t made much of a dent on paper use, which has increased in recent years.
Much of the discussion at this week’s COP21 summit in Paris will focus on the important topics of renewable energy development, energy efficiency, carbon pricing and the reduction of fossil fuel subsidies. What currently might be under-represented is the circular economy framework, which should be central to the debate given