Energy and Material Flows
Um relatório recém publicado pelo Painel de Recursos Internacionais do Programa das Nações Unidas para o Meio Ambiente mostra um quadro extremamente preocupante: a fome de recursos por parte da economia global não cessa de aumentar. A ambição de fazer mais com menos sequer iniciou sua concretização. O mundo está
The startup has managed to redistribute one million tonnes of unwanted items and equipment via their innovative online platform, supporting the circular economy through direct re-use.
All plastic cups, cutlery and plates will need to be designed to be compostable in France, according to a new law which comes into effect in 2020. The recently passed legislation has already ignited some debate in terms of what it means within the EU context. At the very least
Recovering, reprocessing, remanufacturing and redistributing parts was not an economically beneficial option for manufacturers in the post-industrial revolution linear economy. The picture in the first part of the 21st century is very different, and an increasing number of companies have identified the opportunities of adopting remanufacturing as a larger part
Oil prices could be about to drop significantly once again. The International Energy Agency’s latest Oil Market report found that global supply and demand problems have continued. The report contradicts previous expectations, which anticipated a steady rise of oil prices. The findings add more credence to the idea that a different paradigm
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Bio-based alternatives to a number of fossil-based materials, in particular bioplastics, have been written and spoken about for a number of years, but have generally failed to reach scale. Traditional chemical methods for producing products still dominate industry, but there are signs that the potential benefits of biomaterials for a
There is more gold per tonne in the average mobile phone than in the ores that the raw metal is extracted from. A well-known statistic, and one that is frequently quoted, but ultimately not particularly meaningful in the context where separating materials in mobile phones is expensive and where the
The U.S. government’s military research body, “Defense Advanced Research Project Agency” (DARPA) is putting money into an idea that could radically transform the future of buildings and the work of engineers and architects. DARPA is responsible for researching and developing new technologies and have launched a new programme, which will
SAP find $33 trillion and 7.6 gigatons of CO2 savings in bringing digital business to six major industries. Who knew? Find out more in this weeks Circulate on Fridays…