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The UK adopts the single-most noxious event in American consumer culture

The Restart Project is a volunteer-driven project sparked by two friends: one Italian and one American-British. As two people hugely invested in our ...

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Why we care about measurement – introducing our Fixometer concept

People love to get their gadgets fixed. There is absolutely no doubt about it. For now, we can measure this in smiles, stories, and all of the ...

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Open data for a truly circular economy

We talked at the Nesta Hot Topics session on how "open data" can help us use things for longer, and have a better idea of how they are recycled at ...

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Sustainable design: focus on gadget longevity

We spoke at the Indie Tech Summit in July. There was a great deal of discussion about the broken business models for apps and online services, which ...

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Designing for more visible waste prevention

[caption id="attachment_4400" align="alignnone" width="585"] Photo by Flickr user jidanchaomian[/caption] You may recall, a year ago, we ...

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Exploring our e-waste: opening gadgets and learning about disposal

We went to the Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin this month to run what we called an "E-waste Exploration". More than anything, we wanted to test the ...

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How to grow a circular economy

Last year, our TEDx talk raised the question of how to move towards a people-centred circular economy. This question is more relevant than ever. ...

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Energy, emissions and our gadgets

Apple is in full PR-blitz mode today with an announcement about reducing its emissions. Very timely, as we're currently taking an online course on ...

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Let’s give repair a chance!

Post originally published on the blog of Resource Conference, a free event on the circular economy. In conversations on the circular economy, ...