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.

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.


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.

Native by The Balbo Group

Pioneering large-scale regenerative and fair sugarcane production

A third-generation Brazilian farmer has adopted new methods and machines to make sugar-cane farming eco-friendly.

Insecta Shoes

Vegan footwear start-up Insecta Shoes is all the buzz

In Brazil, Insecta Shoes is at the forefront of the ethical fashion movement, an industry known for its disastrous effects on environment.

Plastic bottles upcycled for urban farming purposes

An urban agriculture project is sprouting out of used plastic bottles

In Yaoundé, a youth-based initiative is turning old plastic bottles into containers to grow vegetables in the city in order to promote urban farming.

The industrial park: an unexpected asset to the circular economy

Industrial parks are now brimming with interest

Due their resource-pooling capacity, industrial clusters have become significant in domestic economy.