The European Commission Online Resource Efficiency Platform: “Circular Economy 100 Programme launched to form innovative global business alliance”
The BBC’s Roger Harrabin asks ‘Should we be owning our washing machines?’
Janez Potočnik: “the potential of moving towards a truly circular economy – where materials are used again and again instead of going on a one-way trip – is truly phenomenal”
Dax Lovegrove, head of business and industry for WWF UK, writes on how we can learn from new business models.
“The product itself is not important, only the experience that they contain” – Forbes on the emergence of the new consumer.
Speaking at the 18th Party Congress, the Chinese President stated: “We will have a large-scale circular economy and considerably increase the proportion of renewable energy sources in total energy consumption.”
English Language newspaper Moscow Times sees economic potential for Russia in moving towards a more circular economy.
The European Design Leadership Board set up by the European Commission has published a report entitled ‘Design for Growth and Prosperity’, citing the work of the Foundation.
Brussels-based political news and information website, reports how a ‘circular economy’ could improve investment and innovation opportunities in Europe
At the WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions, a session on ‘Shaping the Circular Economy’ investigated how the shift towards a circular economy could create new business and growth opportunities.
In a short animation, Al Jazeera outline the circular economy concept for a segment on ‘Earthrise’, an upbeat look at ecological, scientific, technological and design projects from around the world.
On 22nd May Ellen spoke at the OECD Forum in Paris, and took part in an Idea Factory session on future skills. The session was filmed, and the video is available online now.
“In ten years’ time, I believe businesses, not Governments, will be leading this loop, and reaping financial, social and environmental rewards” – Marcus Gover of WRAP on the move to a circular economy.
July saw the culmination of a year’s work by the B&Q Youth Board. Industry magazine Retail Week provided an extensive write up on their circular economy presentation.
In a piece on re-designing industrial systems for more effective resource use, Joss Tantram highlights circular economy ideas and the work of the Foundation.
Resource depletion: Opportunity or looming catastrophe? BBC News highlight need for “a comprehensive rethink of our current model of production and consumption”
Dave Bruno lists the circular economy as one of Five Big Ideas That Could Transform the Future of Commerce.
“Waste sector will ‘die out’ unless it embraces rapid change” – coverage from Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)’s annual conference.
Getting to Zero, by Elephant or F-18 – John Elkington discusses visions for a new economy, including the circular economy concept.
Gains in Plain Sight: The Common Sense of Cooperative Resource Management – Marian Chertow discusses industrial symbiosis on the Huffington Post
“Leasing could provide the route to a circular and self-supporting economy”, writes Judith Merkies MEP, a member of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.
‘There is no alternative? New principles for the economy’ – Hendrik Tiesinga sketches out the basic elements of a new political and economic operating system
Towards the Circular Economy is referenced in an article in Germany’s top business magazine, WirtschaftsWoche.
The New Scientist report on the release of ‘Towards the Circular Economy’, pointing out that China have already been developing circular practices in industrial parks.
A Blueprint For A Circular Economy: Reusing And Refurbishing For Prosperity. Fast Co.Exist provide a writeup on the Towards the Circular Economy report.
‘Toward the Circular Economy’ is featured on the website of the German Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Disposal
Dame Ellen MacArthur on why we must adopt a circular economy model.
Un nouveau modèle industriel pour des milliards d’économie: French newspaper Les Echos report on the economic opportunity of the circular economy
The Guardian covers the Foundation’s role at WEF 2012, stating how moving to a circular economy model would provide opportunity for immediate and long-term economic growth.
BBC World News speak to Ellen MacArthur in Davos at the World Economic Forum, presenting the Towards the Circular Economy report.
The Telegraph coverage of ‘Davos 2012: as it happened’ includes the Foundation’s ‘Towards the Circular Economy’ report.
EU affairs blog EurActiv consider the positive implications of moving to a circular economy on emissions and import dependency.
Italian design blog launches a competition to re-design the Renault 4 along circular economy lines.
The first macroeconomic report series into the size of the prize for business in the transition to a circular economy
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