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Going in circles: how Wishbone, Garage Project, Ethique, The Formary, New Zealand King Salmon and Studio Pacific are finding revenue in waste

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Going in circles: how Wishbone, Garage Project, Ethique, The Formary, New Zealand King Salmon and Studio Pacific are finding revenue in waste

Some say the circular economy can reshape our world. The idea is to maximise the lifecycles of all the materials we use, optimise their use and reuse them continuously. No more waste. This would replace our dominant ‘take-make-waste’ linear model with a circular one. The Chinese have gone a bundle on it in their five-year plans. The Europeans are massively keen. But has it hit our high street? Andy Kenworthy, communications and campaigns at the Sustainable Business Network, gives a rundown of emerging initiatives. 

Disposable debate

It’s 2018, and we’re still having a global debate about single-use, disposable items such as coffee cups, plastic straws, cheap wooden chopsticks, and more. Here in the Land of the Long White Cloud, the issue of what to do with disposable coffee cups – and how to get rid of them without polluting the planet – is burning as hot as ever.

Big deal

Icebreaker has been sold to US-based footwear and apparel retailer VF Corporation, which also owns the likes of Timberland, Vans, Wrangler, Lee Jeans, and The North Face. We're republishing this story about Icebreaker founder Jeremy Moon and chairperson Rob Fyfe's vision of a $1 billion brand.

Techweek 2017

Pushpay was the big winner at the 2017 Hi-Tech Awards. To mark the occasion, we're republishing this story about where the company came from.

Knowing your 'why' can help you with the 'how' (not to mention the 'ka-ching!'). Andy Kenworthy talks to a collection of business leaders who keep their purpose in focus at all times.

Few industries are so instrumental in shaping our national identity, and few can compel the government to create new employment laws on the hoof. But is the film industry all it's cracked up to be – or is it just cracked?