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The very latest news, development and practical applications of the circular economy.
Lidl ‘Zero’ Woerden: First circular energy supermarket opens.
A supermarket that generates all its own energy
PyrOil – Oil from waste plastic.
Waste plastic entering the natural environment is a growing problem ...
Urban Mining Collective.
Urban Mining Collective is an initiative set up by a partnership of companies in the Netherlands. It has a "Circular mission" to use materials recovered from existing redundant buildings - which have been dismantled in a process called "harvesting" ...
Arup: The Urban Bio-loop.
Construction consulting firm Arup has released a report "The Urban Bio-loop" which describes new ways of using organic waste in construction. This is named: "A New Paradigm for Materials in Construction".
Aectual: 3D sustainably printed floors.
Technology Company Aectual will launch a sustainably produced 3D printed floor with terrazzo infill at Dutch Design Week. Aectuals' smart technology makes it possible to custom 3D print any design on large surfaces, where each square meter is ...
Using Sewage Sludge as fertilizer.
People have been spreading sewage on fields as a fertilizer for many thousands of years. However, with increasing urbanisation, handling and treating the huge volumes of sewage has become a major issue. Also the nature of sewage has changed with ...
Ritsert Mans: Wooden motorbike powered by algae.
Ritsert Mans is an independent industrial designer living in the Netherlands. Working in collaboration with Peter Mooij has built a motorbike using a wooden frame, which is powered by algae.
Zappi: Intelligent electric vehicle charger.
The Zappi is an electric vehicle charging point designed by myenergi of Binbrook, UK. Uniquely, it allows the vehicle to be charged from an intelligent combination of mains electric supply and from electricity generated by the customer's own solar ...