Circular Commodity

In the Circular Economy, products are designed in closed loop systems

Implications - Within the Circular Economy, the use of virgin materials and material waste is removed from the use cycle, and existing materials are repurposed to close the use loop. From upcycled linen services to repurposed beer waste, these products and services reintroduce resources into the use cycle that would otherwise be considered waste. The increased popularity of such systems correlates with the rise of the informed consumer, and in this case caters to their propensity for contributing to a more sustainable and waste-free world.
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Upcycled Designer Swimwear - adidas and Aquafil Have Teamed Up to Design Sustainable Swimwear
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Hot 4,548 Clicks Pub: May 21, 17
Upcycled Designer Swimwear
adidas and Aquafil Have Teamed Up to Design Sustainable Swimwear
adidas and Aquafil have partnered up to create sustainable swimwear using regenerated ocean waste. The circular economy is a popularized term in which regenerated waste is minimized through... [More]
Tampon Delivery Systems - Tampon Delivery Concept 'mCycle' Turns Sanitary Products into Compost
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Warm 1,713 Clicks Pub: Jun 30, 17
Tampon Delivery Systems
Tampon Delivery Concept 'mCycle' Turns Sanitary Products into Compost
Central Saint Martins graduate, Kaye Toland, has developed a concept that turns sanitary products into compost. Toland is a product design student whose concept for ‘mCycle’ was... [More]
Recycled Linen Programs - Coyuchi's Subscription Program Focuses on Sustainability and Textile Waste
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This Year and Average 339 Clicks Pub: Oct 22, 17
Recycled Linen Programs
Coyuchi's Subscription Program Focuses on Sustainability and Textile Waste
This circular subscription program is described as “a Netflix for bedding” that gives your bed linens new life. Home brand Coyuchi employs an initiative called Coyuchi for Life that... [More]
Waste-Repurposing Fish Projects - This Brewery's Circular Economy Initiative Feeds Fish Farms
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This Year and Mild 182 Clicks Pub: Sep 27, 17
Waste-Repurposing Fish Projects
This Brewery's Circular Economy Initiative Feeds Fish Farms
This circular economy initiative comes from a New York-based brewery that is using its waste to feed on-site fish farms. Reducing waste has become a focus for many businesses, from zero-packaging... [More]
Recycled Baby Clothing - Vigga Creates a Circular Economy for Baby and Maternity Clothes
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This Year and Mild 227 Clicks Pub: Oct 5, 17
Recycled Baby Clothing
Vigga Creates a Circular Economy for Baby and Maternity Clothes
Parents always talk about how kids grow up so fast, but Vigga was one of the first companies to recognize that those comments aren’t nostalgic salvos about the passage of time — they’... [More]
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