The rise of rental clothing outlets could mean a decline in waste and a more sustainable fashion industry.
There are still big challenges to overcome.
Technology and policy must work in tandem in order to safeguard marine life and ecosystems.
Shipping containers are being used in a wide variety of projects, including the construction of a new shopping centre in El Paso, Texas.
A new design exhibit, where everything from coffee cups to furniture is made from waste, highlights the value and cost-efficiency of recycling.
Plastic bans need to be supported by systemic change and the development of the circular economy.
This Amsterdam stadium has just switched on Europe's largest commercial energy storage system using electric car batteries.
China's Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development is setting up a working group to draft laws on household garbage recycling
For companies like TerraCycle, even bottle-tops and flip-flops are destined for a useful afterlife.
The French government wants to work towards a much more circular economy.
Consumers generally back the idea of a circular economy, but when it's time to open their wallets, most will hesitate to pay more.
80% of global wastewater is released into the environment without adequate treatment.
Scientists are using machinery to separate useful materials from scrap.
It's all part of the country's war on pollution.
Gathering and sharing data will improve systems, address waste and help in decision-making.