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Latest News on Circular Economy

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. In a circular economy, waste and pollution are designed out of the system, and resources are kept in use for as long as possible. The circular economy is based on three principles:

    1. Design out waste and pollution
    2. Keep products and materials in use
    3. Regenerate natural systems

It replaces the end-of-life “take, make, dispose” linear traditional economy model with one which is designed to sustain resources and power economic activity for as long as possible.

Below are excerpts of the latest Circular Economy news found online, copyrighted and direct link to their respective authors. Found, selected, and sorted. Any problem or additional source you would like to include here, please contact us.

  • Raylo raises $136M to build out its gadget lease-and-reuse ‘fintech’ platform
    With the economy teetering on recession, and sales of mobile phones and other consumer electronics slowing down globally, a U.K. startup called Raylo that’s leaning into both of those themes has picked up £110 million ($136 million) to grow its business, offering consumers access to new gadgets by way of...
    Source: TechCrunch by Ingrid Lunden
  • Energy Capital Partners buys recycling firm Biffa for £2.1bn
    Biffa has stopped trading and is no longer listed on the London Stock Exchange. The post Energy Capital Partners buys recycling firm Biffa for £2.1bn appeared first on Packaging Gateway....
    Source: Packaging Gateway by Jangoulun Singsit
  • Sounds like a longer-lasting battery
    RMITs Hossein Alijani with the new rust-busting device. Photo: RMIT University.Mobile phone batteries with a lifetime up to three times longer than today’s technology could soon be a reality thanks to an innovation led by engineers at RMIT University in Australia. Rather than disposing of batteries after two or three...
    Source: Materials Today
  • UNDP partners with HUL to improve plastic circularity in India
    The project aims to promote waste segregation at its source and the collection of segregated waste. The post UNDP partners with HUL to improve plastic circularity in India appeared first on Packaging Gateway....
    Source: Packaging Gateway by Jangoulun Singsit
  • UK Government plans to launch deposit return scheme in 2025
    The scheme aims to reduce the littering of drinks containers by 85% within three years of being launched. The post UK Government plans to launch deposit return scheme in 2025 appeared first on Packaging Gateway....
    Source: Packaging Gateway by Jangoulun Singsit
  • Reconomy Group names Guy Wakeley as its new CEO
    Guy Wakeley has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the the technology-led provider of services for the circular economy, Reconomy Group. Wakeley, who took up the role on 1 January 2023, succeeds Paul Cox, who has transitioned to the role of Founder Director on the Group Board. Wakeley is...
    Source: Facilities Management Journal by Sarah OBeirne
  • 2022: A year in review
    Before we look forward to 2023, let’s look back at all that we achieved in 2022. We launched new tools to help universities and individuals explore paths to sustainability. The first ever online Footprint Calculator for Universities was launched as part of the EUSTEPs project. The project brought together four...
    Source: Golbal Footprint Network by Michelle Shaffer
  • Scientists just got one step closer to solar-powered recycling plants
    The new breakthrough could one day usher in solar recycling plants. University of CambridgeA relatively simple new invention can break down plastic bottles into glycolic acid. The post Scientists just got one step closer to solar-powered recycling plants appeared first on Popular Science....
    Source: Popular Science by Andrew Paul
  • WILL+Partners recycled office fit-out of Europe Arab Bank provides significant r...
    Workplace design, strategy architects and interior designers, WILL+Partners, has completed a recycled office fit-out project of London’s Europe Arab Bank in Park Lane. The circular economy and recycling nature of the project makes it one of the UK’s first and has already resulted in significant reductions in the Bank’s waste...
    Source: Facilities Management Journal by Sarah OBeirne
  • Charter Next Generation Campus Earns ISCC PLUS Certification
    The specialty film producer's Lexington, KY manufacturing campus received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC).      Read the full article "Charter Next Generation Campus Earns ISCC PLUS Certification" on Facility Executive Magazine....
    Source: Facility Executive by Facility Executive
  • Otis Achieves Zero Waste To Landfill Certification
    The South Carolina manufacturing facility is the first in elevator industry to achieve milestone in TRUE program. Read the full article "Otis Achieves Zero Waste To Landfill Certification" on Facility Executive Magazine....
    Source: Facility Executive by Facility Executive
  • The newest crop found on the farm? Solar panels.
    On a recent cool, sunny morning, Meg Caley could be found at Jack’s Solar Garden showing visitors a bed of kale plants. As executive director of Sprout City Farms, Caley has more than a decade of experience farming in unlikely urban spaces in the Denver area. Today, about an hour...
    Source: MIT Technology Review by Matt Whittaker
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