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Edible food wrappers as a potential replacement for plastic packaging has been explored by a number of innovators in recent years. However, researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) believe they have made a significant breakthrough in terms of enhancing the performance characteristics of biodegradable alternatives creating a film using milk

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In this panel at the 2016 CE100 Annual Summit, Leontino Balbo Jr, Janez Potočnik, Hunter Lovins and Ellen MacArthur explore the alternative approach of regenerative agriculture.

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When Google acquired British Artificial Intelligence (AI) company DeepMind for over $500 million in 2014, it was part of a wave of increasing hype about the potential of machine learning to transform societies and economies worldwide. Two years later and commercial opportunities for DeepMind and AI tech are beginning to

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The vision of a global economy in which plastics never become waste is bold and has the potential to bring transformative change to the entire world. Kelsey Halling believes it will be low-income countries that lead the way.

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Keeping materials cycling throughout the economy is good, right? Perhaps not, if you haven’t considered exactly what materials you’ve got re-entering the loop.

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Concerns about the range of electric vehicles (EVs) may be less relevant in today’s context, EVs are potentially already suitable for up to 90% of the trips undertaken in the United States every year, according to new research conducted by a team of researchers at MIT.

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What if sewage could be treated at a household level in an economically feasible and energy efficient way? It’s the challenge that Boston-based Cambrian Innovation has set itself and has begun field tests on at a plant called BioVolt in Maryland. Over 2000 litres of sewage can be converted into

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At the 2016 CE100 Annual Summit, Cyrus Wadia of Nike explains how systems innovation will be key to revalorising the apparel industry’s giant material flows.

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After decades of stagnation in methods, business models and productivity, the construction industry is on the threshold of radical transformation.

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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

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