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CIRCULARITY 2024, TOWARD A CIRCULAR AMERICA

May 31, 2024
May 24 marked the conclusion of Circularity2024, the three-day U.S. circular economy event hosted by GreenBiz, the sustainability-related events and media giant. In the background, Chicago, America's third largest city and the cradle of Taylorist capitalism that gave birth to the futures market and the assembly line.

CIRCULAR XR ECONOMY

Apr 11, 2024
Merging the virtual world, created by data and numerical simulations, with the immanent reality of the physical world is a challenge that has interested computer scientists, economists, environmentalists and science fiction writers for decades.

COME ON, IT'S JUST A BUTT

Mar 21, 2024
How many times have we heard this from our friends, acquaintances and relatives who smoke? More importantly, how many times have we seen someone throw a cigarette butt on the ground?

THE USA’S SLOW CIRCULAR TRANSITION

Nov 23, 2023
The Apex Landfill in Las Vegas is the largest in the United States, spanning approximately 900 hectares of land. A huge black hole with a 250-year lifespan and a capacity of 50 million tonnes of waste. And it’s not alone.

CRITICAL RAW MATERIALS AND THE ROLE OF URBAN MINING

Nov 14, 2023
In the words of the European Commission, "Energy transition is a transition of materials." There is no room for delusion in this matter. To electrify, digitalize, and decarbonize the economy, raw materials are a necessity, particularly minerals and metals. These resources, when of strategic economic importance and concurrently characterized by a high supply risk, are classified as Critical Raw Materials (CRMs).