Why chemists — not just economists — are key to a circular future

June 23, 2017 by  
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We need a better understanding of the circular economy, and chemical engineers might hold the answer.

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The origins of the circular economy

June 17, 2017 by  
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The role of digital technology gave rise to circular thinking, impacting how we see the world, how the economy really works and how we can act within it.

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How the circular economy can help your company retain its competitive edge

June 7, 2017 by  
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SPONSORED: Ever sifted through a landfill? There are tons of valuable materials within. How to harness it is the basis for a vast new business opportunity.

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3 ways to move your company toward the circular economy

May 16, 2017 by  
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It’s time for global businesses to adopt “make, use, return” as our collective operational mantra.

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Climate policy heats up during Bonn talks

May 16, 2017 by  
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From Bonn to Fairbanks, from Vienna to Washington, here are the latest international updates on key climate policy developments.

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Nike and H&M try reused threads on for size

May 11, 2017 by  
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Companies joining the Circular Fibres Initiative set out to unravel the textile industry for a new, circular model.

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Don’t let the ‘big picture’ paralyze circular economy projects

May 9, 2017 by  
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What is needed right now is investment, commitment and a willingness to live at the edge of uncertainty.

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Bonn climate talks mark next step for Paris Agreement

May 9, 2017 by  
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Global policymakers are meeting this week to dive into the details ahead of a 2018 meeting to cement the Paris accord.

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The prefab house of the future is made from recycled, reusable, and sustainable materials

May 5, 2017 by  
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This prefab home by Arup Associates is made from recycled, reusable and sustainably sourced materials . The Circular Economy Building was designed as a prototype for this year’s London Design Festival and built in only two weeks. The project revisits the archetypal house and reinvents it with refined prefab construction techniques and sustainable materials. The prefab clearly show its Circular Economy elements by revealing them visually– visitors can observe the layers of the envelope – including the demountable SIPS panels and the structural steel frame , which creates enables extension and future adaptation. The design aims to demonstrate that flexible, sustainable architecture can be highly compatible with a comfortable modern lifestyle. Related: Arup’s timber prefab Sky Believe in Better Building wins the 2014 Wood in Architecture Award The architects worked closely with Arup’s engineers to marry pleasant spatial solutions with sustainable building techniques. This informed the choice of finishes and fittings throughout the interior. Even the carpets, supplied by Desso on a take-back scheme, can be replaced when worn out and sustainably refurbished and reused . Related: London’s new Design Museum opens this week inside a renovated post-war modernist building The building’s superior acoustic performance is ensured by using an acoustic wall system built entirely from recycled plastic bottles . A high-tech automation system uses sensors to monitor the interior environment and adjust the skylights , blinds and lights. The building’s flat-pack construction utilizes custom-made panels standardized through several computational iterations. + Arup Associates Via v2com Photos by Simon Kennedy

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Nissan is working on a new 340-mile-range electric car

May 5, 2017 by  
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Nissan basically put the electric car on the map when it introduced the Nissan Leaf, but in the last few years the Leaf has been overshadowed by the arrival of newer electric cars, like the Tesla Model S and most recently, the Chevy Bolt. The good news is that Nissan is close to releasing an all-new Nissan Leaf, which will be followed by another electric car with a driving range of around 340 miles. According to Japan’s Nikkei Automotive , the next Leaf will get a 43-percent better driving range, which will put it around 150 miles per charge. If that figure holds, the new Leaf will be able to drive further on one charge than the updated VW e-Golf, the BMW i3 and the Focus Electric. Unfortunately that driving range won’t match the Chevy Bolt or the upcoming Tesla Model 3, but Nissan has something else in the works. Related: The new Nissan Leaf will be able to drive autonomously on the highway The automaker is reportedly working on a different electric car, which will be able to travel over 340 miles on a single charge. The new electric car will arrive by 2020 and will borrow styling cues from the IDS concept picture here. The new EV’s cargo capacity and exterior dimensions will also be close to the Leaf. + Nissan Via Nikkei Automotive Images @Nissan

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