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.


Algramo: Revolutionizing Shopping, gram by gram

Chilean entrepreneurs combine outdoor-market traditions with 21st century technology.

Education: Key to the Success of Chile’s Historic Recycling Law

Engaging citizens on sustainability in Chile

Public awareness is key factor in the transition to a more circular approach.


Oil to Fuel: A Win-Win for China

Biofuel produced from waste sources such as used cooking oil reduces GHG emissions & helps to improve food safety conditions in China.

MUD Jeans

Everlasting Blue Jeans

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