Coca-Cola Enterprises reveals Recycling Challenge finalists

Friday, 01 August 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: #theBIGshift, Consumption, Creative industries, Innovation, Waste

Apps, social movements and customisable bins are among the eight short-listed ideas from CCE and’s 13-week challenge, which aims to increase recycling rates at home.

A battery that dissolves in your body

Thursday, 10 July 2014 by Ian Randall
Tags: Engineering, Health, Innovation

A biodegradable battery for short-life electronics has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois.

Can Audi end the energy-wasting rush to beat the lights?

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 by Will Simpson
Tags: #theBIGshift, Carbon, Consumption, Innovation, Sustainable business, Transport

A new piece of in-car technology could see the rush to get through the green light become a thing of the past – and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the process.

OpenIDEO community rises to CCE’s Recycling Challenge

Monday, 30 June 2014 by Duncan Jefferies
Tags: #theBIGshift, Behaviour change, Brands, Innovation, Value chains, Waste

Duncan Jefferies reports on the final Challenge Workshop of CCE’s 11-week Recycling Challenge – and reveals the winning ideas.

Rise of the collaborative commons

Thursday, 26 June 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: #theBIGshift, Communications , ICT, Innovation

Anna Simpson asks Jeremy Rifkin how an era of nearly free goods and services could lead to a more efficient global economy.

“We must bridge the gap between today’s ‘consciousness’ and tomorrow’s everyday”

Friday, 20 June 2014 by Jennifer Clark
Tags: Construction, Consumer engagement, Energy, Engineering, Innovation

Jennifer Clark of Skanska asks whether innovative finance solutions can make ‘green’ part of our daily lives.

Glow in the dark ‘Starpath’ lights up Cambridge park

Monday, 09 June 2014 by Will Simpson
Tags: Creative industries, Engineering, Innovation

The successful trial of a light-emitting mixture that can be applied to paths, cycle lanes and other surfaces could lead to wider rollout.

Have your drink, and swallow the bottle too

Monday, 02 June 2014 by Janika Collatz
Tags: Consumer engagement, Consumption, Creative industries, Food, Innovation, Waste

A new, open-source edible sachet disrupts the packaging market for drinks.

A question of brand sense and sensibility

Friday, 23 May 2014 by Anna Simpson
Tags: Brands, Cities , Communications , Consumer engagement, Creative industries, ICT, Innovation

There’s a difference between appreciating the material world, and appropriating it, says Anna Simpson.

Chinese company prints 10 homes in one day

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 by Sara Ver Bruggen
Tags: #theBIGshift, Cities , Construction, Creative industries, Innovation

Companies in China and the US claim they can build houses in 24 hours, using 3D printers.


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Green Futures is... a truly inspiring read. To see all of the great ideas out there is a great contrast to the doom and gloom we hear in the media.

Ben Sellars, CSR Manager, The Danwood Group