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Whose World?

Be brave and educated, educated and brave. Money is power, and you Can decide who you give yours to. In this final poem by Pangaea Poetry, we are challenged to …

Re-defining the supply chain opportunity

The need to move beyond supply chain as function, and embrace the end to end supply chain is critical if businesses want to realise their full potential. Lora Cecere, also …

One thing .. ?

We hope that you have enjoyed the course. The six weeks have flown by. They were structured in a way to allow you to explore not only the general concept …

The novelty of the circular economy

You are now becoming familiar with the concept of Circular Economy and you know that this new idea incorporates previous concepts such as recycling and reusing. So, what is the …

A career in the circular economy

Sustainability professionals have an important role to play in the circular economy. As companies across the globe get to grips with the idea of circular economy, professionals and systems thinkers …

Week 6 summary

In this week we have seen how economic and environmental reasons urge for the reduction of waste and a better use of natural resources. There are already several solutions for …

Poem: If it’s broke

Before moving to the more precise definition of circular economy, we want to offer another perspective on the urgency of changing the current production and consumption patterns. In the above …

A perspective on the Circular Economy

What is a Circular Economy? There are different definitions and points of view which however share some core principles. By watching the above video, an interview with Miriam Gilbert, the …

Remaking office furniture: Rype Office

While ownership may still be favoured for some items such as a classic car, guitar or teddy bear, companies and individuals may readily lease functional products such as washing machines …

Exploring a refurbishing plant

What does a refurbishing plant look like? As we’ve already seen, there are very different kinds of refurbished products and therefore there are very different kinds of refurbishing plants and …

The risks of a sharing economy

Many have presented the benefits of a sharing economy for customers. However, the progressive rise of a sharing economy has also some potential downsides, related for instance to the workers …

Bamboo houses and hemp clothes

A key strategy for reducing the consumption of scarce natural resources is the adoption of green materials. Scientists and researchers are developing an increasing number of materials with a minimal …

What’s mine is yours, for a fee

The sharing economy is another possibility for a more efficient use of resources and therefore for the creation of a Circular Economy. In a Sharing Economy people can rent beds, …

Week 5 summary

Please return here at the start of Week 6 for the round-up video for Week 5. Week 5 focused on the physical aspects of the supply chain. Before immersing yourself …