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7 factors that can help your company implement a circular economy business model

 

The value of the circular economy (CE) no longer needs to be proven. The scarcity of resources, worldwide population growth, and increase in wastes has forced us to adopt newer, more sustainable models of consumption. As we ...

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5 business models we need to scale up today if we want to achieve a circular economy

 

Humanity is not treating Planet Earth well. In 2016, the total amount of waste that was generated by all economic activities and households across the EU-28 topped 2,500 million tonnes. This amount has grown in recent years. ...

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How innovative urban design fights crime

 

Iron gates and barbed wire – but the graffiti says nobody cares For all our technological prowess, we humans remain, at the core, very instinctive beings. Our behaviour is shaped by our minds subconsciously making decisions ...

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The dirty truth about recycling plastics

 

12 minutes… The length of one quarter of a basketball game… the amount of time that Alexei Leonov spent on the first human spacewalk… the average time that a plastic bag gets used before being tossed. Let me repeat ...

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It’s a (non) plastic revolution – minimise use with these 3 tips!

 

Every year we dump tons of waste – this source says up to 2.12 billion tons. Of this, plastics account for 10% – 16% of the total waste. Even though the use of plastic is essential in several industries, the problem ...

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Comment notre système énergétique se transforme-t-il ? Pourquoi il reste des défis à relever pour intégrer plus d’énergies renouvelables aux réseaux

 

Dans l’article précédent , nous avons décrit le mix énergétique mondial et son évolution suivant un scénario de référence, dans lequel les énergies renouvelables (EnR) rattrapent le pétrole et le charbon. ...

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Comment notre système énergétique se transforme-t-il ? Pétrole et charbon, bientôt rattrapés par le gaz et les renouvelables

 

Approuvé fin 2015 par 195 pays, l’Accord de Paris est entré en vigueur un an après. Cet accord universel pour limiter l’impact du réchauffement climatique est le premier accord contraignant et différencié : les ...

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Airbnb – Too much of a good thing? How the innovative home-sharing service is disrupting cities and the travel industry

 

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. […] The goal is to sell to people who believe what you believe,” theorised Simon Sinek, an American author, in one of TED’s most-viewed Talks ever. Sinek ...

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How can cities tackle Urban Heat Islands?

 

Did you feel uncomfortably hot this past summer? Were there nights when it was difficult to sleep without waking up frequently? Climate change and cities’ poor adaptability to heatwaves have a lot to say about this issue. ...

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What it’s like to “drive” an automated vehicle

 

LGI’s Vincent Chauvet takes the Model X for a test drive. One billion hours per day. This is the estimated time spent driving worldwide. In the US alone, the collective annual commuting time amounts to nearly 3.5 ...

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