Artificial intelligence and the circular economy (report from Ellen McArthur Foundation, January 2019)

This paper offers a first look into the cross-section of two emerging megatrends: how AI can accelerate the transition to a circular economy. It finds that AI can enhance and enable circular economy innovation across industries.

A circular economy, in which growth is gradually decoupled from the consumption of finite resources, offers a response. Its principles are to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems.More

Efter CØ (Cirkulær Økonomi) kommer BØ (Behold-Økonomi) (Aktuell Hållbarhet, marts 2019)

Uddrag af artikel 1. marts 2019 af  Björn Anderberg, redaktör, Aktuell Hållbarhet:

“Inget varar för evigt och det är intressant att fundera på vad som kommer efter hållbarhet. En bubblare i flera år har varit cirkulär ekonomi, CE, som presenteras som en lösning på alla möjliga samhällsproblem kopplade till klimat, konsumtion, avfall, design och resursutnyttjande.

Men teorierna inom cirkulär ekonomi är ofta tillkrångliga och svårbegripliga och den cirkulära ekonomi framstår mer och mer som en kalkon, en fågel som flaxar och flaxar men aldrig riktigt lyfter.More

Most U.S. companies say they are planning to transition to a circular economy (Fast Company, February 2019)

When Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport remodeled a terminal, it didn’t buy light bulbs; instead, the company signed a contract for “light as a service” from Signify, the company formerly known as Philips Lighting. Signify owns the physical lights, giving it the incentive to make products that last as long as possible and that can be easily repaired and recycled if anything breaks.

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Bornholm viser vej – uden affald i 2032 (Januar 2019)

Bornholm vil være den første region i Europa uden affaldsforbrænding. Vi vil sortere os udenom behovet for at forbrænde affald.

Bornholm viser vej – uden affald er visionen om et renere, sundere og mere grønt Bornholm i øget vækst og udvikling. Et Bornholm, der udbygger og forstærker sin tiltrækningskraft som Danmarks og Nordeuropas grønne ø, og som går forrest og viser, hvordan grønne visioner bliver til virkelighed.More

The breakthrough of the circular economy – Utrecht University (November 2017)

Contrary to what experts in the sustainable sector think, the circular economy is still a niche that is not well known by the wider public. This conclusion was drawn by Utrecht University and the accounting and advisory agency Deloitte in a white paper published on 6 November 2017.
The most significant barrier can be overcome if both the business community and the government invest more in an innovation-oriented culture.