Tag Archive for 'circular economy'

Circular Economy Task Force to tackle rising raw material costs

July 5th, 2012 by Green Alliance

In the wake of the Rio+20 Earth Summit, a UK task force has been launched to help tackle the global resource challenge. The Circular Economy Task Force will find practical solutions to mitigate the rising cost of raw materials through reuse and recovery. The Task Force involves a diverse mix of large businesses including Alliance […]

Ellen MacArthur speaks with Jon Snow about the only economy which is sustainable

November 14th, 2011 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

“If you redesign things differently there’s no reason why you cannot make that product again and again and again,” says Ellen MacArthur. “If you are faced with running out of something, surely the solution is to use less but it doesn’t solve the problem. It buys ourselves more time.” “The idea of a circular economy […]

Ellen MacArthur investigates Dutch businesses employing the Cradle to Cradle concept

September 7th, 2011 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ellen MacArthur visits the Netherlands to investigate the circular economy and the cradle to cradle® concept. Steff Kranendijk, CEO of Desso said “It doesn’t make sense that we live in a linear economy like we do now.  All the things we make are thrown away or incinerated so we have decided that it is a […]

Replicating nature by creating a zero waste circular economy

August 31st, 2011 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has produced this short video on why a circular economy will solve the problems our linear economy creates. “In the living world there is no landfill.” “Humans have adopted a linear approach.  We take, we make, and we dispose.” “If we accept that the living world’s cyclical model works, can we […]

Ellen MacArthur and Nuffield Foundation launch Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Resource

January 10th, 2011 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ellen MacArthur launched a skills-based, cross-curricular learning resource challenging pupils aged 11-13 to rethink a sustainable future based on lessons from nature. ‘Futures’, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) topic for Key Stage 3, has been developed by the Nuffield Foundation in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The Foundation is working with education […]

Ellen MacArthur launches new foundation

September 6th, 2010 by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Science Museum in London, a showcase of the most world-changing innovations in modern times, was a fitting venue for Ellen MacArthur to announce the launch of her new Foundation which is calling for people to ‘re-think, re-design and build a sustainable future’. This is the start of a very different journey for the world-renowned […]