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How Companies Can Benefit from the Circular Economy

[caption id="attachment_5707" align="alignleft" width="300"] Beautiful carpet from old Filippines plastic fishing nets[/caption] The circular economy represents a viable alternative to this detrimental "linear" model. Rather than going from "cradle to grave," this new development pathway promotes...

Roadmap to a Circular Economy in Europe

[caption id="attachment_8657" align="alignleft" width="300"] Step by step the economy is changing from a linear to a circular process[/caption] We are running out of our resources: fossils, precious metals and even water. Our demand for resources keeps on growing. We are reaching the planet...

CIRCULAR ECONOMY: CHEAPER RESOURCES, MORE JOBS

[caption id="attachment_8657" align="alignleft" width="300"] Step by step the economy is changing from a linear to a circular process[/caption] The opportunities of a circular economy are already proven in a lot of research reports. The most important: Carbon, Jobs and Resources. It still will...

European Circular Economy Is Growing Fast

[caption id="attachment_7541" align="alignleft" width="300"] Resource productivity in the EU grew by 20% between 2000 and 2011. And another 30% is expected by 2030, resulting in an additional 2 million jobs.[/caption] The circular economy in Europe is growing fast. Products are remanufactured,...

Ellen MacArthur: We need to switch to the circular economy

[caption id="attachment_7387" align="alignleft" width="300"] To reuse or recycle a material, we need to know where materials are located.[/caption] During her world tour sailing Ellen became aware how important good material management was. At sea, good materials are the difference between life...

How can we make our economy circular and resource efficient?

[caption id="attachment_7622" align="alignleft" width="300"] Circular Economy: reduce, remanufacture, repair, reuse, recycle your waste[/caption] Guided by diverse policies, European countries have improved waste management. The manufacturing and service sector waste declined by about a quarter...

Watch This New Modular, Circular CrossOver

[caption id="attachment_14020" align="alignleft" width="350"] Surprisingly this circular, modular crossover seems to be cheaper than other crossover constructions[/caption] In 2018 VolkerWessels will start building the construction of a modular, circular crossover consisting recycled materials...

Masterclass Closing Circularity Cycles

[caption id="attachment_13231" align="alignleft" width="300"] Green Urbanism? Holistic Principles to Transform Cities for Sustainability[/caption] Masterclass Carbon Reduction and Closing Urban Circularity Cycles.  Do you want more grip on the consequences of Carbon reduction in the built...

Circular insulation materials for a better future

[caption id="attachment_13154" align="alignleft" width="300"] Since the industrial revolution, we use cheap energy sources and special materials such as high strength concrete, carbon and mineral wool. The downside is an increasing use of fossil fuels and scarce earth materials, global warming and...

First Circular Tomato Farm

[caption id="attachment_11912" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sundrop Farms: The company that’s growing food in the desert. Complete circular and green[/caption] This tomato farm in Australia is the first agricultural facility of it's kind, combining solar power with desalination and countering...

A complete circular building

[caption id="attachment_10374" align="alignleft" width="300"] Circular building is more than reusing the existing structure. All added materials, such as the concrete tiles, furniture and the insulation material, are recycled products and materials.[/caption] How do you give four dated bunched...

Circular Infrastructure

[caption id="attachment_5483" align="alignleft" width="300"] building with nature. not just for kids[/caption] A circular infrastructure involves all kind of CO2 and Water friendly technologies. If we want to stop global warming, we have to invest in our build environment. Realize future...

Self-audit tool to assess your circular strategy

[caption id="attachment_9014" align="alignleft" width="300"] From Iconomy to the WEconomy with this self-audit tool for businesses and industries[/caption] Audit your circular strategy here. WEconomics developed a self-audit tool to assess the circular strategy of your company.  After...

INSPIRING GREEN, CIRCULAR ARCHITECTURE

[caption id="attachment_10278" align="alignleft" width="300"] Look at this brand new design: A 174 meters high building for apartments and a hotel provides a lot of renewable energy with solar, water and wind. This is the Dutch WindWheel[/caption] Architecture inspires the world. The Sea Ranch...

The circular, green, future in 2050

[caption id="attachment_9684" align="alignleft" width="300"] The approach of circular economy is: make – use – maintain/ reuse/ remanufacture/ recycle. Waste should be seen as source of valuable resources. Products should be repaired, remanufactured and reused. A genius idea in times when resources...

Water management results from around the world

Robert Brears, Author of Urban Water Security (Wiley) presented a selection of results on best practices in water management from around the world. We share the best practices Robert collected. Smart water meters are key to intelligent decision-making With rapid urbanization and climate change...

SKYWISE – BioSmart food tray

[caption id="attachment_15769" align="alignleft" width="300"] SKYWISE founder Sergio Correa de J. Medina[/caption] SKYWISE - BioSmart food tray is an innovation and re-design of airline food services: a case for bioplastics systemic adoption. This proposal seeks to redesign and repurpose food...

Milestone: first 3D printed concrete houses

[caption id="attachment_15755" align="alignleft" width="350"] Milestone: first 3D printed concrete houses[/caption] In the city of Eindhoven the realization of the first of five planned 3D-printed concrete houses will start this year. The project, called Project Milestone, is a world’s first,...

Bin2Barrel recycles plastics into fuel for the shipping industry

[caption id="attachment_15675" align="alignleft" width="350"] The diesel fuel will be sold to the shipping industry.Photo Marc Ruyg[/caption] In the port of Amsterdam, Bin2Barrel has started the construction of the factory, which can save 57,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually. The factory will be...

Roadmap towards a climate neutral industry Netherlands

[caption id="attachment_15506" align="alignleft" width="300"] SDR partners in an overview. Click to increase the picture[/caption] A roadmap was developed to ensure a climate neutral industry. International companies in the Netherlands and Belgium will collaborate in order to achieve the Paris...

CleanSeas already signed by 40+ countries

[caption id="attachment_14916" align="alignleft" width="300"] Each year, at least 8 million tons of plastics leak into the ocean — which is equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute.[/caption] Today New Zealand has joined the United Nations-led CleanSeas...

Raw materials | Chinese companies dominate the world

[caption id="attachment_7622" align="alignleft" width="300"] Let's transform to a Circular Economy becoming less independent of Chinese industries[/caption] Chinese companies dominate the supply chain on raw materials. For instance, the Chines control the cobalt supply chain that begins at...

Polysilicon Shortage: Production Solar panels in Danger

[caption id="attachment_14791" align="alignleft" width="350"] Prices drove from $14 to $19 a kilogram[/caption] A Polysilicon shortage probably is causing problems for the solar panel industry. Producers of solar panels expect high costs and lower margins due to an unexpected shortage of raw...

Circulair Bouwen uitdagend en noodzakelijk

[caption id="attachment_10179" align="alignleft" width="300"] Het Grace Farms Building is een prachtig voorbeeld van een gebouw dat zoveel mogelijk is opgebouwd met circulaire materialen[/caption] Circulair Bouwen is niet alleen uitdagend, het is ook noodzakelijk omdat we wereldwijd onze...

Revolutionary Bluerise technology: energy from the ocean

[caption id="attachment_14230" align="alignleft" width="300"] Let's give this guys support and donate[/caption] Bluerise has developed new technology to produce energy from the ocean in the tropics. This can provide renewable energy to large areas. And where wind and solar power always...