Articles about Circular Economy

Spider-inspired silk company, Spintex, awarded $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

By mimicking how a spider spins silk at room temperature, Spintex creates high performance, sustainable textiles that are 1,000 times more efficient than an equivalent synthetic fiber.

The Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize award recipient is Spintex Engineering. Spintex is a University of Oxford spinout company that manufactures biodegradable textile fibers for use in fashion and high-performance material applications. As the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize recipient, Spintex has been awarded $100,000 in  support of their groundbreaking work.

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Join Us at Circularity 21 for the Ray of Hope Prize

Join us at Circularity 21, June 15-17 for the Ray of Hope Prize announcement and lots of great programming on circular economy, biomimicry and more.

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Why Ikea just bought an 11,000-acre forest in Georgia

Reprinted from Fast Company

In southeast Georgia, a forest covering nearly 11,000 acres was at risk of being split up and developed. But a conservation organization acquired the land to protect it—and Ikea’s parent company, Ingka Group, just bought it under a contract that will continue to protect the local ecosystem.

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Rick Cook Remembers Ray C. Anderson on Person Place Thing PPT Podcast with Randy Cohen

Rick Cook, Founding Partner of COOKFOX was recently interviewed by Randy Cohen on the Person Place Thing PPT Podcast. He chose to highlight Ray C. Anderson as his "Person," and his interview illustrates and celebrates the wonderful legacy that Ray left for us all.

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USTMA, The Ray and University of Missouri Announce Research Partnership

Project to Assess Knowledge on Environmental Impact, Benefits of Rubber Modified Asphalt

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with The Ray, has announced a research project to assess and compile existing research on the performance, environmental impacts and benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt. The compiled research will result in a state of knowledge report that outlines existing research and identifies data gaps in the use of ground tire rubber in rubber modified asphalt.

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Biomimicry Fireside Chat: The Nature of Fashion: Moving Towards a Regenerative Model

What can the fashion industry learn from nature’s circularity, and how can industry switch to a regenerative model that builds soil, boosts biodiversity, supports community, and cleans up existing pollution in the process?

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How coral is inspiring eco-friendly clothing

Werewool is a biomaterials company that develops fibers with tailored aesthetic and performance properties. Inspired by nature, they design fibers at the DNA level to create sustainable textiles with inherent properties; creating low impact materials with a circular life cycle.

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Join Us for Circularity 20

We are a proud sponsor of Circularity 20 (Aug 25-27, 2020), which will virtually bring together more than 10,000 thought leaders and practitioners across industries and functions to accelerate the circular economy.

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Good for Business, Good for the Planet: The Judges Behind the World's Foremost Biomimicry Prize

Learn more about the experts that deliberated on the only international prize that examines how startups see nature as our mentor and not as a warehouse of goods.

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Biomimicry: Using Nature's Perfect Innovation Systems to Design the Future

Reprinted from Forbes

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