Marcin Jakubowski: Open Food — Hacking the Farm

OSE MarcinHacking the farm with low-cost, open source tool designs

Don Watkins, opensource.com, 15 February 2016

Phi Beta Iota: MUST READ. Kudos to Don Watkins for the questions and opensource.com for paying attention outside the IT arena. This is a very positive development.

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Feb 16

Jean Lievens: Forget Sharing — Go Circular Economy

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Forget the ‘sharing economy’: technology is about to usher in the ‘circular’ economy

A ‘circular supply chain’ using technology can achieve sustainable production and business growth

An open, networked business-to-business platform that connects entire supply chains can serve as the enabler for progressive enterprises with the foresight to seize the opportunity.

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Mar 19

Guardian Sustainable Business: 8 Recycling Success Stories

guardian sustainable business8 ways to rethink resources: nappies to benches and food waste to biogas

LIST ONLY

1. Nappies to roof tiles and railway sleepers   .   2. Paper to reduce food waste   .   3. Sustainable construction materials   .   4. Clothes from old water bottles   .   5. Agri-waste into plastic bottles   .   6. Worms as fertiliser   .   7. Food waste to biogas   .   8. Recycling polyester

Phi Beta Iota: Brilliant examples of remediation in context of continuing to do the wrong things righter (Russell Ackoff 2004). Bio-design and the tri-fecta of holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering would make such measures moot.

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Nov 19