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Excess Materials Exchange: Taking Inspiration From Nature To Give “Waste” New Life

Behind the scenes at businesses large and small, a paradigm shift is quietly taking place. The very concept of waste is being redefined, with materials of all kinds being given new life, in turn saving carbon emissions, preserving natural resources and boosting companies’ bottom lines. It’s all thanks to circular economy pioneers like Maayke Damen, cofounder of the Excess Mater ...

Circularise: Sustainability Through Supply Chain Transparency

Driven by the dovetailing demands of conscious consumers, tighter regulations and internal sustainability goals, companies of all kinds are striving to make their supply chains more transparent.  Transparency is a noble goal, but there are significant business risks to sharing private data. Companies are understandably reluctant to share their secrets with third parties. As a r ...

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Dsposal Is Changing How We See Waste

What happens when you throw something in the recycling bin? The fact that we don’t know, and that there’s no way to find out, renders it an act of blind faith. But what if you knew, for example, how much aluminium was collected from your street in a given week, and that six weeks later that aluminium had been used to make drinks cans in Germany? You’d also know that you’d colle ...

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Implementing Circular Practices: It All Starts With Mindset

For the second podcast in our podcast series exploring the role of tech in driving forward the circular economy, we chatted to Lieke van Kerkhoven. Lieke is co-founder of Floow2, a dynamic asset-sharing marketplace built around the principles of circularity. The user-friendly platform lets companies and organisations of all types and sizes share equipment, services, facilities ...

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Ways Technology is Facilitating the Shift to a Circular Economy

The circular economy holds vast potential for businesses, helping them to add value, save money, connect with customers and stand out from the competition. For our first podcast in a new series exploring the role of technology in this new way of doing things, we chatted to Catherine Weetman, author of the award-winning book, A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply C ...

Helping An Anti-Poverty Community Move Forward

At HappyPorch we aim to work with organisations who are making the world a better place, and one of the ways we do this is through our pro bono partnerships. We know from experience that there are plenty of charities and organisations out there that have some technical challenges to solve, but might not have the budget to hire someone on a commercial basis. So when our own team ...

Improving Our Carbon Footprint

As the climate emergency continues we wanted to understand where HappyPorch could make improvements to decrease our company overall carbon footprint. But in order to do that we first have to find out what our current carbon footprint actually is. Inspired by the amazing Wholegrain Digital carbon footprint post, this year we started with a project to measure our carbon footprint ...

A Proper Boss Meetup

Back in October it was time again for our second team meetup this year. This time the HappyPorch team came together in Liverpool to spend a week together. Since Mark, one of our team members, is a native Liverpudlian, he was able to prepare us well before the trip itself, even throwing in some helpful videos to help us understand the local dialect (you might see where this post ...

One Page Impact Reports

Last month, we made the decision to close one of our pro bono services, One Page Impact Reports. The idea for the tool came about in 2015 when we partnered with Intentionality, to build an online tool enabling users to create One Page Impact Reports. Intentionality were a small company which provided various services to charities and social enterprises including advice on One P ...