Diversity & Equality at HappyPorch in 2023
At HappyPorch, we value diversity and we are always working to create a more equal, diverse and open workplace. It is the time of the year when we regularly assess diversity and equality within our Team and compare to previous years so we can identify our improvement.
ChatGPT CE Interview (Part 2)
Previously I ‘interviewed’ OpenAI’s latest public release of ChatGPT about the role of digital technology and AI in a circular economy. As a follow up I wondered if it would be useful to ask the chatbot to interview me - the results were surprisingly valuable.
The Circular Economy in Africa: Setting the Scene with Joanna Bingham and Deborah Nartey
Conversations around the Circular Economy are dominated by white, Western voices, businesses and organisations. Across the African continent, however, innovation is arising simultaneously across diverse countries and cultures, reminding us that so many circular practices are nothing new. The opportunities – and the challenges – lie in valorising what’s already happening informally, while addressing the power imbalances of a post-colonial world.
Meetup in Prague
For the second time in 2022, we had the privilege of spending another week together as a team, this time in Černý Vůl - a misty village just a little outside the beautiful city of Prague. After the success of the Seaton Carew meetup, it was safe to say we were all very excited to see everyone in person again. Nestled amongst trees, the location provided a lovely space to spark environmental discussions, have epic board game sessions and simply gather around a home cooked meal.
Together once again
Finally it was time to see each other in person for the first time since 2019. Before Covid hit, we used to have a meetup twice a year, and during the pandemic our team changed a lot, so roughly half the team have never seen each other in person. We were therefore very excited to finally spend some time together and fortunately, almost everyone was able to make it. We chose Seaton Carew in the UK and we were not disappointed!
Series Five Round-Up: Small Parts of a Powerful Movement
Throughout season five of our podcast, we've been talking about the Circular Economy and its intersection with all things digital and software. The last couple of years have been strange and difficult for many of us, and it was inspiring to hear how so many people are dedicating their lives and their businesses to building a better world.
Loop: Bringing Zero Waste Packaging to a Supermarket Near You
Of all the plastic that’s produced every year around the world, a paltry nine percent is recycled. The rest is incinerated or put straight into landfill, causing further pollution to the environment and resulting in eye-watering amounts of waste – especially when you consider that the raw materials used to make plastic are fossil fuels. Recycling company Terracycle has been on a mission to “recycle the unrecyclable'' since its founding in 2001.