Researchers at the University of Wolverhampton have turned waste plastic into biodegradable resins for medical and consumer products. Post-consumer polyethylene was converted into a pliable wax substance for use in plastic-alloys, turning it […]
Machinery and technology provider ThyssenKrupp has launched a digital platform that connects machines to each other in order to improve production processes, including for recycling. ‘Thanks to Toii, all machines can communicate […]
Australia: Up to 99.2% of cobalt can be ‘economically recovered’ from spent lithium batteries thanks to a new technology developed by Australian firm Neometals. The construction of a pilot-scale hydrometallurgical plant at […]
At the 2017 US Circular Economy Summit, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) officially launched its Practitioner Guide to the Circular Economy after a three-week beta testing period. This follows […]
American Manganese Inc.’s proprietary hydrometallurgical process is able to extract almost 100% of lithium, nickel, manganese, cobalt, and aluminium from rechargeable batteries. This sounds promising, given that the worldwide lithium-ion battery market […]
Deutsche Version Versión española In November 2015 the Ellen MacArthur Foundation published the results of an extensive case study performed in Denmark in the report Potential for Denmark as a Circular Economy. […]
In January 2006 Zengwei Yuan, Jun Bi, and Yuichi Moriguichi published ‘The Circular Economy: A New Development Strategy in China’ in Volume 10, Issue 1-2 of the Journal of Industrial Ecology issued by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University.