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One of the key points in December’s updated circular economy package from the European Commission was ‘a revised Regulation on fertilisers, to facilitate the recognition of organic and waste-based fertilisers in the single market and support the role of bio-nutrients’. A few months later, draft legislation on this aspect of
Crypto digital currency Bitcoin, often upheld as an example of disruptive innovation, may be facing a serious threat to its long-term future. Since early 2015, there has been general concern among Bitcoin users and operators that the currency could reach the edge of its limitations. This week, those prophecies came
A well-developed business case for companies to develop reverse logistics mechanisms and new business models to enable the reuse and re-selling of pre-owned assets has been put forward by the likes of Walter Stahel and perhaps most recently in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s, Towards the circular economy report series. De Lage Landen’s latest
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week, we’re taking a look at the question of where next for the sharing economy, the possibility of driverless pods in London, the discovery of the world’s strongest biological material and much more…
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. The U.S. government’s proposal for a $10 per barrel fee on oil and iFixit’s announcement of a new Repair Association features this week.
The Finnish government’s recent decision to conduct a policy experiment around universal basic income (UBI) has thrust the subject into the limelight with many asking whether if successful, the same system could be implemented in other contexts, including the UK. Conceptually and theoretically, there is almost unanimous support for the
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have announced changes to EU financial tools in order to support circular economy businesses and projects in securing funding. The changes are designed to build upon the EU’s Circular Economy Strategy launched earlier this month and to support the EU climate
The government of Finland has announced plans to replace means-tested benefits with a universal basic income of 800 Euros to all citizens, a move that could support the effective circulation of income and help create a money system fit for a circular economy.
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. We’ve got a special edition of Circulate on Fridays today! The ongoing Disruptive Innovation Festival intersects with a number of the themes we cover and as such, we highly recommend that our audience engages with it.