I’ve been working on, and thinking about, the circular economy for the last 2 years. Working with WRc in 2016 and early 2017 gave me insights about how the water and energy sectors work and how they have the potential to move to more circular models. Since then, we’ve been working at Low and Behold.
I wrote an article back in early December for the CIWM Journal, my professional association’s magazine. I wrote about what I think will be the future of waste management, looking forward to 2030 and what the sector will look like. Interestingly I don’t think I came up with a title for the piece, so when.
I was lucky enough to end the year on a high as I was asked by the University of Exeter’s Business School to support the MBA students during their circular economy corporate challenge, set this year by Unilever. The students were given the challenge on Monday morning which was around Unilever’s extensive hair care products.
Want to know more about what the circular economy is? Want to understand some of the opportunities for the water sector? Then watch this video that I recorded recently for the Future Water Association in my role as Head of Circular Economy for WRc. Thanks to the FWA for the opportunity, and do check out the rest.
Now that I live near the sea I find myself increasingly frustrated by the amount of litter, especially on the beaches. It is amazing how much it has increased since the holiday season has started as well. I started out wanting to be an environmentalist because of a Leatherback sea turtle project I worked on.
I’m looking forward to attending the Malvern Festival of Innovation on Thursday. Low and Behold will have a stand at the Next Generation Innovators Day at the Three Counties Showground on 2nd October. This will be an exciting day for students from local schools showcasing creative science, innovative technology and business entrepreneurship. We will be.
The next Repair Cafe will be taking place at Grange Court in Leominster on Saturday 11th October, 2014. It will run from 0930 to 1300 and will have an Upcycling element this time. That means a specific focus on how things can be reused or turned into something different, rather than be thrown away..
Now the sun is shining and lambs are leaping in the fields, are you thinking it’s time for a spring clean? If so, then you might want to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org to get hold of a vacuum, new mop or mop bucket! Free to charities and not-for-profit organisations and available at a low.
Happy New Year! 2014 is finally here and our Reuse project is going from strength to strength. As part of the service we have been able to provide swimming caps to a charity that provides a whole range of swimming activities to disabled children. The swimming caps were provided to us, as they were surplus.