Five Interesting Things: Today’s Scan Hits
We’ve not done this for a while, but here are some interesting bits from our scanning that caught the eye of FA futurists today.
- In Sweden, the new ReTuna Återbruksgalleria shopping mall sells only recycled or upcycled goods. Connecting consumers more directly to the recycling/upcycling process could be a way to make the idea of a circular economy more tangible for people.
- A recent study has shown that interracial marriage is expanding in the US, with 1 of every 6 marriages in 2015 being between people of different races or ethnicities. Currently 1 of every 10 marriages is interracial, up significantly from 3% of marriages 50 years ago.
- There has been a lot of talk about Japan’s declining fertility and what it means for the country’s future, but this article takes a look at the effects this having today: Young workers and couples stretched thin to cover the increasing lack of bodies in the workforce.
- Did you know there are no wild goldfish? They exist solely as a domesticated species. This is an fun round-up of current and coming man-made plants and animals.
- What are Millennials up to today? Just killing casual dining restaurants by cooking more at home, ordering in, or hitting up fast-casual franchises. Goodbye Ruby Tuesday?