Hearing a lot about the circular economy but unsure what it could actually mean for your business? Luckily, Suzannah Gore is on hand to give you a quick low down
We need to talk about sustainable consumption and production
As ever, Sir David Attenborough sums things up so well: “We have a finite environment - the planet. Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth in a finite environment is either a madman or an economist.”
If the Earth is going to be able to cope with a growing human population and improving quality of life, then we need to address one huge elephant in the room: overconsumption.
Imagine going to a nice restaurant, eating a slap-up meal, then leaving without paying the bill. This is pretty much what we are doing with the planet.
I recently joined Bioregional CEO Sue Riddlestone to talk to Amanda Carpenter at Planet Pod about the challenges of developing more sustainable ways of consumption and production, and how our One Planet Living framework tackles this head on.
We also explain what we are doing to help implement UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 on sustainable consumption and production – for example through the new multi-stakeholder network we have set up called Transform Together, currently focused on spreading best practice in smartphones and ICT.
Listen to our chat about One Planet Living, circular economy and sustainable consumption and production with Planet Pod.
Circular thinking – what’s it all about?
Creating a more circular economy is also key to helping achieve SDG12. But what does it involve? In this Planet Pod ‘short’ I unpick circular thinking and how companies like Ikea, Kingfisher, Patagonia, iFixit and others are starting to crack the circular challenge. Have a listen!
Learn more about how we help businesses get started on the circular economy.