Sustainable phone dials in to a circular future

The Fairphone 3 has been designed to be fully modular and repairable, meaning that if one component fails, the entire device does not need to be replaced

Repairable and upgradable battery charges onto the market

Battery developer Aceleron says its devices can be repaired, upgraded, reused and recycled, unlike most batteries which are thrown away when one component fails

Burberry brings old fishing nets to the catwalk

The fashion giant has created a new material out of waste clogging the oceans and filling landfill sites

Northern Irish firm aims to roll up carpet waste for good

The tiles will be resold to local community groups or social housing, reused as a floor surface for use in horse riding centres or burned to create energy

Denim companies buckle up for sustainable denim with new guidelines

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has published a set of rules dictating how fashion brands and manufacturers should help tackle waste and reduce pollution

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IKEA opens the door for furniture rental service

The Swedish brand has announced it is launching trials in Switzerland this month

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More sustainable food system could save a delicious $2.7tn a year

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation says the current industrial food system is “no longer fit for the 21st century”

Electronic waste
Electronic waste RAM-ming landfills worth $62bn

A new report shows this is three-times the value of all silver produced each year

Circular clothing hits the catwalk at Dutch Design Week

Trash-2-Cash suggests textile waste should be chemically regenerated

EU ‘must integrate circular policies and bio-economy’

The European Environment Agency suggests policies in these areas must converge to maximise green benefits