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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation magazine – now on Medium
2 concepts come to mine, both important –
>>>Circulate – a closed-loop system. Yes, it is circular,
>>>BUT “Circulate” also means talk to people – Network.
Find out what other people are doing………….
Reporting from the frontline of the circular economy.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation team is working in every imaginable direction to advance businesses on planet Earth to a circular way of being.
Circulate News is one of them……for example:
23 NOVEMBER, 2017 updated on Rematic glue like a screw
Glues are a circular economy nightmare. They are a major problem when it comes to opening up used products to capture their parts and/or to separate materials in order to create pure streams and achieve proper recycling.
Circular economy initiatives in the built environment – for example by BAM or Arup – have also encountered this hurdle. In response, some developers have started building with “dry connections”. Different building materials like wood, varieties of plastic and concrete can be easily recovered if only screws are used. It’s a great solution, but not easy to implement in products like packaging, carpet, mattresses and the like.
So what about a glue that works like a screw? That’s the idea behind the DSM-Niaga joint-venture. Deploying this solution starts off in the same way. The glue does what other glues do, holds layers together for the lifetime of a product. What is different however, is that this glue “unclicks” when exposed to a signal after use. This “screw glue” enables the recovery of pure materials after use, and thereby increases the business case for recycling. …