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.
Once the domain of DIY tinkerers, these hubs of urban experimentation are now driving the circular economy.
Starbucks is attempting to curb the use of disposable coffee cups by trialling the scheme in 35 London outlets.
Corporate responsibility is something that should be built in to a company from the beginning, not added on as an afterthought or retroactively for a remedy.
A British designer is using used gum to create more useful, less harmful products.
Aiming to be carbon-neutral by 2025, Copenhagen is building a new skyline out of reclaimed bricks and wood.
Changing the building blocks of plastic could transform them from a problem to be solved to a useful material.
E-waste makes up 70% of toxic waste in landfills – but manufacturers are realizing it could be a valuable source of rare materials and could soon be queuing up to take it off your hands.
Many businesses are focused on recycling, but it's only part of the story. It's time to give current models of production and consumption a shock, say Ellen MacArthur and Unilever's Paul ...