Destroy the Data – Not the Device

Data, data, everywhere, and so little of it under our control … As we celebrate – and I use that word loosely – Data Privacy Day 2016, I believe that we have a lot more data and a lot less privacy than we did last year. But then I think, “What about the European Union’s…

The Energy-Water-Food-Electronics Nexus

When problem areas touch each other and are entangled in a manner that requires consideration of all the interdependencies in order to find real solutions, the word of the day is “nexus.” Nexus simply means a coming together, but in the world of sustainability, it’s used to highlight the need for systems thinking, the need…

Arrow Value Recovery in the Circular Economy

There’s lots of talk about the “circular economy” without a lot of explanation of why we call it circular. We get the idea that we’re closing a loop (a decidedly circular image) and that we’re bringing things back (full circle, as it were). But first it’s important to understand the departure from our current linear…