An abandoned underground trolley station in New York City’s lower east side has been transformed into a thriving “concrete jungle”, where plants and crops are being grown, with a somewhat remarkable level of success. We highly recommend this short video where Fast Company’s Mark Wilson takes a quick tour of
Around one third of all food produced is wasted across the value chain. While much of that waste occurs at an even earlier stage, there are significant issues for supermarkets and restaurants disposing of large quantities of food that goes unsold. However, there’s no questioning the potential value of this
A new innovation that enables the creation of healthier soils by retaining nutrients and preventing runoff from fields has won the first Living Product Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. The $10,000 prize was awarded to the University of Oregon design team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
It’s Friday again, which means that it is time for another Circulate on Fridays! Learn more about the circular food system, innovating with sea cucumbers, a trash-eating shark, why one company likes old jeans and the silicon valley of agriculture. We’ve got some great reading for you this weekend.
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.
The future of agriculture and our food systems is uncertain. Long and complex supply networks no longer appear the obvious way to guarantee either long-term economic or environmental prosperity, while improvements in terms of yield for mass production agriculture have gradually been reduced, all while associated concerns relating to soil
Every Friday, Circulate closes out the week with a selection of some of our favourite circular economy-related news from the week that was. Today, we’re sharing an in-depth take on self-driving and autonomous technologies from Robin Chase that genuinely moves the conversation forward. We’re sharing a couple of potentially exciting
Every Friday, Circulate provides a roundup of some of the best circular economy articles, videos and podcasts that we’ve seen during the week. Today, we’ve picked out a piece on the impact of one of the leading car-sharing firms in the U.S, a new film on the future of agriculture, the
The food industry faces significant challenges, recent analysis has claimed that nearly 50% of all US food produced is wasted, while global estimates put the figure above 30%. This is especially difficult to accept to in a context where a significant percentage of the global population still live without secure
Every Friday, Circulate provides a roundup of some of the best circular economy articles, videos and podcasts that we’ve seen during the week. This Friday, Stephen Hawking outlines the future we need, Kevin Kelly describes the future we’ll get, and other good stuff. Circular economy R&D in action It’s one thing