Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week, peacocks demonstrate principles of biomimicry, Tesla announce their car for the masses and comedians poke fun at the scale of food waste in New York.
A new study produced by researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that if the European Union lifted the current pigswill ban and utilised food waste ‘heat-treating’ technologies developed in East Asian countries to turn food waste safely into pig feed, around 1.8 million hectares of agricultural land could be
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s recent Growth Within report revealed that over 30% of food produced in Europe each years ends up being wasted. Current initiatives have been focused on tackling the issues at the household and supermarket level. However, the Growth Within figures are reflective of the entire value chain and the challenge
Recent research has shown that almost one third of the food produced globally is wasted. In the U.S., the figure reaches as high as 40%. There’s long been an intuitive assumption that there’s nothing wrong with most of the food wasted and a startup based in Washington D.C. called Hungry
Last week, we wrote about the possibility of mealworms that could help to solve the plastic waste problem. It seems like worms might be the solution for a a few other waste issues too, this week a piece in the Guardian highlighted the potential for worms to be natural composters
France recently passed legislation that will make it a legal requirement of supermarkets to ensure that no food waste is sent to landfill, and that excess food is instead sent to charity. Arash Derambarsh, the man who started the petition that led to the French law being implemented, has now
Recent international pressure on the issue of food waste appears to be making an impact. Only a few months after a law was passed in France that forced large supermarkets to send wasted or spoiled food to charity, rather than landfill, one of the UK’s largest retailers, Morrisons, has announced
Technology and design researchers have been looking into different ways to reduce food waste, or to create flows where food that is set to be wasted, is instead sent to a place where it can be used in response to the challenge where one third of the world’s food is
Research carried out by Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has found that the Scottish economy could generate more value from fish, beer and whisky waste by-products. In fact, the report suggests that the value for Scotland from better exploiting these waste streams more effectively is £500-£800 million per year.
A new anaerobic digestion (AD) biogas demonstration plant is set to be the first of its kind in Singapore when it begins operations in September. The 2,000 sq metre Ulu Pandan Water Reclamation Plant will utilise the reaction between organic material in food waste, sludge in used water and bacteria