circular economy

Composting

Composting takes materials we often consider general waste and produces a material highly valuable for soil. What is composting?  Composting is the break down (decomposition) of organic material such as food and garden waste by microorganisms in the presence of oxygen, providing a nutrient-dense resource for enhancing soil quality. Why compost? It diverts food waste …

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Community composting with Minna Alanko-Falola

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Community composting with Minna Alanko-Falola
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Minna Alanko-Falola is the CEO and founder of Compost Works, a social enterprise facilitating community composting. Minna tells her story of building a business from her vision to divert food waste from the waste stream through composting, outlining its importance and successful implementation.

Sustainable fashion with Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

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Sustainable fashion with Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas
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Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas is Professor of Marketing and Sustainable Business at the British School of Fashion. Natascha acknowledges the less desirable aspects of fashion while shining a light on the creativity and collaboration within the business and valuing garments for keeping, mending and sharing. Click on the title for the show notes.

Sustainable toys through running a toy library with Ann-Marie McMillan

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Sustainable toys through running a toy library with Ann-Marie McMillan
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In this episode, Ann-Marie McMillan, founder and manager of the Derbyshire Toy Libraries joins me in a chat on toy libraries. Ann-Marie takes us through setting up and running a toy library and the benefits of borrowing toys to both the environment, through reducing consumption and landfill, and the community in which it serves. Click on the title for the show notes.