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January 24, 2018

Towards a Circular Vlieland: lessons in island sustainability

As closed ecosystems with exceptional challenges, islands are the perfect playground to test circular economics. In 2017, Metabolic worked with the Dutch island of Vlieland…

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December 20, 2017

Thinking Circular: a look back at our 2017

It’s been an eventful year for circular economy practitioners and we’re pleased to have played a part in some of the fundamental developments taking place.…

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December 6, 2017

How alternative currencies can enable a circular economy

The way we engage with money is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, people all over the world have begun…

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July 19, 2017


Islands have fascinated scientists for centuries as key hotspots of change. Now, economists are taking a keen interest in their role towards accelerating the circular…

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June 12, 2017

Over the Years: Lessons from Metabolic’s R&D

Since its founding, Metabolic has experimented with a variety of product design trajectories that have aimed to make clean technology more affordable and scalable. For…

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January 18, 2017

Is this the year the world wakes up to the Circular Economy?

2016 will be remembered by many as a ‘what the hell just happened’ kind of year. The list of weird reality fluxes is long and…

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November 10, 2016

Collaboration key to transforming food system

Collaboration is key for our transition to a less impactful food system. Thomas Mason, who presented at CropWorld Global 2016 in October, delves into its…

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October 24, 2016

Lessons in systems thinking – exploring unintended consequences

Following  a Circular Economy conference in Brussels this month, Erin Kennedy outlines how a systems approach is the only responsible pathway to sustainability decision making.…

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April 23, 2016

Spring Update, 2016

It has been another exciting quarter at Metabolic. We are very pleased to announce the completion of some significant projects. One of the most notable…

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September 28, 2015

BUILD in Bilbao

I was fortunate to spend part of last week at the Bilbao Urban Innovation and Leadership Dialogues conference (BUILD for short), organized by the German…