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Sky is offering to pay former customers to send back old disused equipment, including set-top boxes and internet routers.

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Sinctronics, a company based in Brazil, is utilising Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to determine the materials in consumer electronics products so that they can maximise the efficiency of disassembly and component separation.

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Cisco, one of the biggest drivers of the idea of an ‘Internet of Everything’, is now actively testing the benefits of the concept in its supply chain.

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Novelis have suggested that a 42 per cent net profit increase in 2015 compared against 2014 is in part due to a “higher percentage of recycled metal inputs”.

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting stories and articles from the week. Today we’re recommending an article that crunches the numbers on Tesla’s new battery energy system, a piece that asks whether cars have outgrown our cities and more…

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The EU’s environment commissioner Karmenu Vella has described plastic waste ocean pollution as “one of the most striking symptoms of a resource inefficient economy”. Vella has indicated that the revised circular economy package will attempt to tackle plastic waste, while viewing it as an economic opportunity.

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A company is taking advantage of the opportunities in old smart phone batteries. Enlighten’s Better Re battery pack is being designed to serve as a battery charger for other mobile devices.

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Apple has said that it is aiming to become a company powered solely by renewable energy sources announcing a new partnership with a Chinese energy company and planning the development of two large solar farms. 

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Aerospace engineers at the Technicon-Israel Institute of Technology have used 3D-printing to experiment with the design of new materials inspired by fish scales.

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A group of Italian scientists believe that they have discovered the strongest fibre in the world and it’s contained in spiders’ webs. These are not ordinary webs though, they are woven by “mutant” spiders. A report has suggested that the breakthrough could have some significance for utilising spider silk to

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