The awareness of the circular economy has never been greater and is now underpinning wider transformative changes that aims to design out waste and make better use of our resources. Although we are still a long way from achieving a truly circular economy, huge strides have been taken in just the last few years to make this more of a reality than ever before.
Momentum for this change has come about because of the realisation from government, businesses and consumers that our resources are finite and that drastic measures are needed to avert a climate catastrophe. It has also been driven by many forward-thinking individuals who, through persistence, innovation and leadership, are changing thinking and behaviour.
To celebrate these people, and the many examples of circularity, we have launched our own podcast series called The Reset.
This series gives us an opportunity to delve deeper into those businesses and people who are truly responsible for pioneering our sustainable future. Whatever the size of business, stage of development or success, we aim to share and learn from the inspirational stories of those who are building a new economy that enables humans and the earth to thrive in balance.
First up is Mark Shayler, who has been in sustainability for over thirty years and runs his own consultancy, This is Ape. In this first podcast we examine why we have accumulated so much ‘stuff’ in our lives, how this came about and how we can find happiness in owning less ‘stuff’.
To watch or listen this first episode please visit our Podcast page.