Category: Circular Economy Blog

Student designed IKEA concept car

College student, Ryan Schlotthauer, has designed a build-at-home IKEA concept car called the “Höga.” The car is only 2.3 meters long and 1.8 meters high, uses a skateboard platform to hold its four wheels and is battery powered. The inside

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Ikea launches Circular Hubs

In an effort to reduce furniture waste, Ikea has launched a furniture buy-back and resale scheme. Depending on the state of the furniture returned, Ikea will buy back at different rates. These used items will be sold in a separate

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Developing a circular textiles system in Ireland

Ireland has a textile waste problem that the Community Reuse Network Ireland (CRNI) is trying to solve. CRNI has launched a project that aims to pilot three types of textile collection systems in Ireland to reduce textiles going to landfill. …

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How Minecraft is being used to teach children about sustainability and the circular economy

The BetterGeoEdu project gives primary teachers the resources to teach children about raw materials, sustainability, and the circular economy while using Minecraft to do so. Minecraft is a hugely popular game where users must extract raw materials to build their

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Five areas of waste production that need circularity

The Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) has identified five areas that produce excessive amounts of waste that are prime for circular innovation. Those areas are food, clothing, plastics, electronics, and the equipment and machines that keep society running.

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Ensuring a Just Transition to a Circular Economy

The shift towards a circular economy in Europe means a change in industry and labour markets. Governments and other social partners must work to mitigate the uncertainty of this change by ensuring workers are protected and given the tools to

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EU Circular Talk: Circular European Infrastructure

On May 11th, the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform will host their next EU Circular Talk. Join in on this conversation between leaders in circular construction as they consider the role of infrastructure in achieving a European circular economy and

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Climate and Environmental Projects Score Huge EU Funding

The LIFE programme, the only EU programme dedicated to climate and environment projects, has been awarded €5.4 billion in funding. This funding will help the EU transition towards a more circular economy while helping to make climate action a key …

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Instagram Live: Urban vs Rural: Strategic locations for Ireland’s circular innovation

Join us for a live-stream discussion on Ireland’s circular future

  • What? Urban vs Rural: Strategic locations for Ireland’s circular innovation
  • When? 13:00 (GMT) 5th of May 2021
  • Where? Instagram Live
  • Who? Dana Behrman, Senior Urban Designer at UNStudio

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To celebrate the launch of two pivotal public consultations on the circular economy by the Irish Government and the EPA, The Rediscovery Centre is launching a TikTok video series as …

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