Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. In this edition, we’re recommending articles on the emergence of new disruptive models in the economy, the remanufacturing opportunity in the UK and more…
Andrew Zaleski writes on the topic of 3D-printing and additive manufacturing in Fortune this week. He highlights the production processes rapid rise as the solution for faster conceptualisation, design and prototyping of new products, components and parts. However, Zaleski is also convinced that 3D-printing has a future beyond being a “cool new tool” for designers, he makes the case for a transition period over the next couple of decades where additive manufacturing will be more widely adopted as in large scale production.
In the Guardian, Charlotte Du Cann touches on the topic of the emergence of new local disruptive models that are changing the shape of the economy. She discusses a number of interesting elements including community ownership, repair labs and complementary currencies. The article makes some mention of the links that these trends might have to new macro economic thinking like the circular economy.
In a story they have previously commented on, Luke Nicholls writes for Edie about the potential remanufacturing opportunity that exists in the UK. Remanufacturing operations are more developed in other European countries, Asia and the USA. Nicholls cites a recent report, “Triple Win”, which suggested significant economic gains for businesses and governments in further remanufacturing activities.
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