Circular Economy

In Italy, circular economy creates value

In Italy, circular economy creates value

Italy has become one of the most recycling-oriented European economies.


E-waste, a gold mine of opportunities

In France, a small company has made a name for itself within the increasingly competitive electronic waste recycling market.


Recycling polystyrene with essential oils

In Quebec a company has developed a recycling process for polystyrene that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.


The End of Waste

TerraCycle finds value in the lowliest of trash, from cigarette butts to chewing gum.

Lean Energy Solutions Group

Clean Solutions

Lean Energy Solutions Group, an African company, is recycling waste from harvested sugar cane and coffee to create fuel.

Circular Economy in Africa

Carpe Deum…but Caveat Emptor!

The circular economy holds great promise for Africa, where rising production and consumption are prompting concerns for the environment.

Post-conflict circular economy in Angola

Angola’s Scrappy Micro-Entrepreneurs

Collecting war detritus and other scrap metal provides at least some income for hundreds of families.


Making Coat Hangers from Diapers

A young company in Brazil transforms complicated waste into objects of value.

MUD Jeans

Everlasting Blue Jeans

MUD Jeans is a Dutch “circular denim” firm that wants to make fashion a less dirty business.

Calvisius Caviar

Italian caviar producer offers model of integrated economy.

Calvisius has implemented a process to heat the tanks where the sturgeons are raised with the waste heat of a nearby steel plant.


A New Spin on Demolition

Rotor Deconstruction is a scrappy Belgian startup challenging the construction waste status quo by upcycling wate from the construction sector.


Reducing deforestation through the promotion of sustainable forest management practices

In Cameroon, Yoko municipality is launching a project for the protection of its forest, estimated at 135,000 hectares in size.