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Dec 28, 2022

In the final part of our series on the management of waste I bring you an interview with Peter Wang Hjemdahl of rePurpose Global. As I mentioned last week, his organisation aims to help you get your plastic footprint under control. The headline on the website is “Together, rePurpose Global’s coalition is recovering...

Dec 21, 2022

This week I’m looking back on 2022. I’ve published 62 episodes over the year - about 150,000 words. Thank you for listening and thank you for your feedback.

In this episode I’m going to look at what concerned us this time last year and what progress we’ve made since then.

In December last year we were talking...

Dec 14, 2022

Waste has a cost. It's a cost to the environment in terms of pollution. It's a cost to the world as lost resources. Increasingly it's a cost to the producer, through  the cost of disposal or even through fines.
Stacy Savage is Founder & CEO of Zero Waste Strategies. Here's how she helps her clients address the...

Dec 7, 2022

In April 2021 seven women took hammers and chisels to the office of Barclays Bank in Canary Wharf, London and cracked the glass panels of the facade. They put up posters saying, “In case of climate emergency break glass.” They then waited to be arrested.

All seven appeared in court this week.

All seven were found...

Dec 7, 2022

The idea of the circular economy is to use, reuse and recycle materials to minimise the amount that we have to take from virgin resources. In an ideal world there is no such thing as a waste. When something is finished with it becomes an input to a new process. We are very far from achieving that, but there are...