The Circular Opportunity: African Stories: How We Made It
We’re still buzzing from our latest project launch and wanted to share the behind the scenes story. This project was a great example of something that started with just an idea and a desire to contribute to the circular economy community. So just like on the African Stories site, let’s start an adventure, and discover how we built it.
Reath: Digital Infrastructure for Packaging Reuse
Single use packaging poses a huge environmental problem. The cosmetics industry alone produces 142 billion pieces of packaging every year – and less than 10 percent gets recycled. Pioneering environmental campaigners and data experts, Claire Rampen and Emily Rogers, decided to do something about it. Together, they founded Reath, a software company that helps businesses adopt safe, compliant and scalable reuse systems.
Big Picture Scotland
This summer I spent 2 weeks cycling and camping across the Hebrides. We took our time (and 4 ferries and 6 causeways) to cycle across all 10 islands. As you would expect for Scotland (...ahem...), the sun was beating down from perfectly blue skies and it never rained. (Usually, when I describe Scotland that sentence would be sarcastic, bizarrely it is 100% true this time).
Unusual: Refurbishing an Old Business Model for a Sustainable Future
Implementing circular practices can reinvigorate a company, allowing business leaders to truly live by their sustainability values. Tom Harper, managing director of Unusual Rigging, provides a perfect example of how this can happen, and how the positive effects ripple outward.