Guest Blog: 15 Unexpected Items You Didn’t Know Could Be Recycled

GUEST BLOG: You might be surprised to discover some of the more unexpected items that can actually be recycled, if you know where and how… When we consider recycling, we usually think of paper, glass and cans. However, recycling is continually evolving. In this SustMeme Guest Post, Rebecca Currier, Marketing Manager at CarTakeBack, the largest scrap car recycling network in […]

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Plastics & Circularity: ‘Future of Packaging’ in The Times

New writing…. Pleased to say I have had another couple of articles published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Packaging. Ocean plastic is not a new problem, however it took David Attenborough and Blue Planet II to turn the tide of public opinion. My opening article investigates how prime-time endorsement of the core sustainability message proved […]

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Sustainability & Waste: ‘Future of Packaging’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another couple of pieces published in The Times newspaper today, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Packaging. The Overview article which opens the report discusses whether sustainable packaging is ready yet to make the leap from niche to mainstream: • ‘Resolving the Riddle of Sustainability’. My second piece on Page 7 argues […]

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From Re-use and Repair, to Sensors and Smart Tech

New writing… Two more of my recent pieces for Guardian Sustainable Business are now live. Running in their paid-content section on Sustainable Electricals, sponsored by WRAP, the articles explore the business case for adoption and promotion of circular economy models in the sector, with particular reference to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE): How and why businesses are persuading consumers to covet pre-loved […]

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‘Future of Packaging’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had a centrespread article for Raconteur published in The Times newspaper, exploring packaging market trends, plus, in particular, prospects for mainstreaming of sustainability: • ‘Discovering a business case for sustainability’. The full 16-page Future of Packaging report is available to view/download here.

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The Future in 5 Words… #3: ‘Loopy’

Why Innovation will be… ‘Loopy’  At the back end of last year, the new Circular Economy Package from the European Commission came out to a cacophony of mismanaged expectations, eliciting cries of disbelief and sighs of relief, in almost equal measure. It was both lauded and lamented for the sake of a few percentage points either way. In one sense, of course the details matter; however, […]

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Stories from the Dark Side of the Moon

Dump Linear Language for a Circular Economy Last Tuesday evening, I experienced one of those minor green-geek moments that trips off a train of thought… The trigger was rubbish, literally. Walking the dog in the dark and drizzle, I got a small feelgood buzz seeing how many households had made the effort post-festivities to put out their waste for recycling. The detritus […]

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