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“Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.”

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The Financial Times has written this week on the topic of oil prices rising to their highest level – at nearly $70 per barrel – since Opec’s decision to let them drop in November. Oil prices have now surged by around 50 per cent since January.

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of stories and interesting articles from the week. Today we highlight an article that describes Natural Capital as the “21st Century Elephant in the Boardroom”, a piece on how biomimicry is officially in the mainstream and a UK company has found yet another

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The European Commission has identified market failures as a “barrier” that they will need to address as a part of their work around producing a revised set of circular economy policies.

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Aerospace is one of the early moving industries in terms of embracing 3D-printing and taking advantage of the economic benefits that this manufacturing method can offer. However, even by the industry’s standards, a recent case, where 1,000 parts were made using 3D-printing to meet a production deadline for an Airbus, was

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Soft furnishings is a relatively unexplored sector when it comes to Cradle to Cradle® design and circular economy business models. That is in contrast to the impressive work that has been done by companies like Steelcase and Herman Miller in producing office furniture that can be disassembled and reused, refurbished

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FrieslandCampina has announced its plans to introduce a bio-based beverage milk carton within the next two years starting with Campina’s fresh milk and buttermilk cartons, which will be introduced to the Dutch market in June 2015.

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De Lage Landen (DLL), a financial services company, has initiated a fascinating cross-sector collaboration that transforms old lorry trailer curtains into handbags at the end of their use.

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TruCost and EcoLab have developed a free online tool called the Water Risk Monetizer, which enables companies to account for the natural capital costs of their water usage.

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The “circular economy” as a term has only risen to prevalence relatively recently, accelerated by a range of emerging trends such as resource price volatility, the predicted dramatic global growth of middle class consumers and the development of new technologies. The framework synthesises a number of longer standing schools of

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