Next week, the New Plastics Economy initiative will kick off in London. Chris Grantham of IDEO explains why it’s significant.
Estimates suggest that in the U.S. alone, over 40 billion plastics utensils are used each year, most of which are consumed and thrown away, either to landfill or crushed and down-cycled into a lower grade of plastics. Indian cutlery company, called Bakeys, believes that it might have an innovative solution
Every Friday, Circulate provides a roundup of some of the best circular economy articles, videos and podcasts that we’ve seen on the internet during the week. This Friday, we’re looking at a new form of bio plastic, the unbelievable growth of megacities, how NASA are pushing tech that could help develop a circular economy here on earth and more.
It was announced earlier this week that the city governments of Amsterdam, Copenhagen and London will collaborate on a new initiative, which focuses on the development of pioneering circular economy projects. The output is focused on a drive to reduce waste levels, while enhancing resource security.
A macro-economic study, conducted by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), has found that Europe’s bioeconomy is worth €2.1 trillion. It also found that bio-based chemicals, plastics, paper, textiles and biofuels contribute around €600 billion.
Innovate UK has given a two-year funding guarantee to a new innovative project that intends to engrain all food-based polymer plastics with an “invisible barcode”, which could be key to enabling a more effective sorting and recycling system.
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.
Incassable, léger, isolant, étanche, souple ou dur, résistant aux déchirures ou à la corrosion, les performances du plastique sont telles que son champ d’utilisation s’est étendu à tous les secteurs industriels. Remplaçant le métal dans de nombreuses applications, le plastique, moins lourd et moins onéreux, a rencontré un succès commercial
The news from the latest report New Plastics Economy has spread far and wide since the release of the report on Tuesday. In this week’s Circulate on Fridays, we round up the range of coverage and reactions, both from the internet and Davos itself.