Focus Fashion Over the past 15 years, an increasingly greater amount of clothing has been consumed across the world: we have gone from around 8 kg of textile fibres per inhabitant to around 13 kg in 2015. And each extra kilo entails a corresponding increase in consumed energy, chemical substances released into the environment, and depletion of...[read more]
Renewable Matter is the International Magazine focused on the changing
relationship between Economy, Society and the Environment.
It focuses on the winds of change brought about by the Bioeconomy,
Circular Economy, Green and Blue Economy, Sharing Economy.
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Reuse, repair, remanufacturing, technological upgrading. Starting from these concepts, Walter R. Stahel talks about objects’ life extension, the other side of the circular economy. But a new relation with goods must be developed, an approach based on care, as opposed to the “disposable” attitude. There is also strong criticism against the EU’s Circular...[read more]
South Africa receives only 490 mm of annual rainfall, but the economy is structured as if there were great water availability. The contradictions of a country where in order to extract a tonne of coal over 10,000 litres of water and hundreds of thousands of litres per minute are used to cool turbines in power plants. While in many villages, people have access to only three and a...[read more]
Focus Paper The circular economy is beginning to change production supply chains in a radical way, moving, in the case of paper, innovation’s keystones.[read more]
We live in a very strange world: in the past, TV series scriptwriters had to stretch their imagination far and wide in order to create thrilling or frightful story lines. But a few days ago, the actress Robin Wright, wife and opponent...[read more]