Zero-Waste Operations within the Circular Economy

According to the World Bank, around 3.4 billion tonnes of waste will be generated globally each year by 2050, an increase of 70% from 2016 levels. Waste is produced when the most economical and convenient solution to deal with materials at the end of their useful life is to landfill them. The consequence of waste is that new materials need to be drilled / mined, depleting natural world resources and negatively impacting ecosystems.

Hydrogen: A Decarbonization Enabler

The modern world is built from large complex networks that bring us everything from food and water to electricity to smartphones. Nearly everything that we humans rely upon every day are the result of raw materials being sourced, processed and manufactured into different components across multiple countries.

The human behaviour behind waste

People will tend to like something because of what they believe in and how they see the world. Peoples perspectives and beliefs are driven by their consumption of information available to them. This information leads to them assigning a greater probability towards those beliefs being true, irrespective of “rationale” behaviours.

3D printing in a circular economy

I believe that you should remember your past but disrupt your future. A good example of this is additive manufacturing which is going to change the way we design, manufacture and recycle. Design is no longer limited to what can be achieved with traditional manufacturing techniques.