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Short-Term Profits for the Few: Populism and Agribusiness in Brazil

The Amazon is on fire. We can do something. Although these are both truthful messages, they must be put into context.  Indeed, scientific data about fires has often been reported ...

Regeneration: Planting Trees is the Secret Weapon for Reversing the Climate Emergency

“When I think that a man alone, reduced to his own simple physical and moral resources, was enough to cause this land of Canaan to spring out of the desert, I do find that, after a...

The Fight Against Climate Crisis Starts From the Bottom

According to data from the FAO, land conversion and organic soil drainage are responsible for approximately 10% of greenhouse gas emissions. It is precisely because of drainage tha...

Colombia Chooses the Circular Economy

Last November, Colombia’s Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development announced that it would launch the country’s first National Circular Economy Strategy. This initia...

A Circular Economy Must be a Social Economy

Back in 2015, the refugee crisis uncovered Europe’s ugliest face: thousands of people drowning in the Mediterranean, dying in the attempt to reach safe borders, just as the world’s...

Algeria's Hard Path Towards a Circular Economy

2019 has been a complex year of transition for Algeria: street protests lasting over eight months led to the resignation of long-governing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and the i...

Reconnecting With the Original Value of Food Through Fermentation

  We waste a third of the food we produce, and this is also because we forget where it comes from and what its real value in environmental terms is. At Noma in Copenhagen, the s...

The Doughnut Comes to Amsterdam: How to Create a Thriving City for a Thriving Planet

Applying principles from Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics, more than 40 officials from the city are collaborating with circular economy experts to re-imagine the future for cities...

In-House Training

It is a well-known fact that enacting industrial transformation processes is no easy feat. CEOs, CTOs and Sustainability Directors understand that they need to accelerate the trans...

A New Focus for Canon

  The Japanese corporation Canon is striving to become a leading force in the circular economy. To ensure a more efficient use of limited resources and reduce waste, Canon is ma...

From Incinerator to Bioplatform

Converting a large industrial plant is never simple, both in economic and environmental terms. The challenge is made all the more difficult when the structure in question is an inc...

Circular Seating

Supporting your favourite team with an eye to sustainability and recycling. This has now become a reality for the fans of US Pontedera, a team that plays in Lega Pro, the third tie...

A Long-Running Challenge

Success is never the result of the efforts of a single individual. Even great solo sailors like Ellen MacArthur and Giovanni Soldini require the contribution of planners and expert...

Advanced Learning is the Key to Green Jobs

For over thirty years, the “European Capital of Culture” initiative has aimed to promote the contribution of culture to urban development. Matera, the capital of Italy’s Basilicata...

Integration: A Winning Formula

Itelyum, an industrial hub officially created at the beginning of 2019 by Stirling Square’s private equity fund, is the result of an integration of 16 companies around two Viscolub...

Here Comes Loop

“The key thesis statement is we can’t just recycle our way out of the garbage crisis.” Tom Szaky, TerraCycle’s CEO and co-founder, has a radical view of the circular economy: “We n...

Upscaling the Circular Transition

  During the WCEF2019, which brings together key circular economy thinkers and doers from around the world, we met with Professor Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the Euro...

Make America Circular

Minneapolis is a progressive city, rising from the gentle banks of the Mississippi river, in the Upper Midwestern state of Minnesota. For many years the city was famous for its sky...

Google Revolution

Greenbiz Group – Circularity 19 This article is adapted from the newsletter Circular Weekly, www.greenbiz.com/article/conversation-googles-circularity-maven-cso-kate-bra...

The US Bioeconomy

Renewable and cheap raw materials galore, world-leading agricultural and forestry sectors, strong support for innovation, large companies with rich portfolios, specialised start-up...