Influencing with impact; from my phone, to the world!

Written by Laura Young, Student and Environmental Campaigner Everyone has an opinion on social media, covering everything from the good, to the bad, to the ugly. But how does social media influence sustainability, environmentalism and living a less impactful lifestyle? For me, social media is key. The key to my accountability, the key to my […]

https://circularglasgow.com/lesswastelaura/Closing the loop on coffee shop waste

Written by Scott Kennedy, Co-Founder of Revive Eco “There are two words in ‘Circular Economy’, and one is no more important than the other.”  These simple words were spoken to us during the Ellen MacArthur CE100 event in Reykjavik in 2017, and they have remained at the forefront of our thinking ever since. We set […]

https://circularglasgow.com/closing-loop-coffee-waste/Re-charging through real conversation: The Women in Sustainability Network launches a Glasgow hub

Written by Katy Murdoch, Sustainability Consultant On 2nd May we held a Taster Event for a new Glasgow Hub of the Women in Sustainability Network (WINS). I was nervous about attendance figures – is there even enough women working in sustainability in Glasgow to warrant its own hub? But nearly 40 women turned up, all […]

https://circularglasgow.com/women-sustainability/Every type of Eco Warrior

Written by: Allan Sandilands, Board Member of Total Homes Co-operative & Principal Consultant at Resource Futures People often tell me that I’m not your typical environmental consultant, and it’s a badge I wear with pride. Why? Well, there’s not just one type of eco-advocate, and if there was, we would never be able to shift […]

https://circularglasgow.com/eco-warrior/Remade in Glasgow – plans to develop a repair economy in the city and beyond

Written by Sophie Unwin, Founder of The Remade Network   A few weeks ago, I walked down Paisley High Street and within 5 minutes saw eight empty shops amidst betting shops, loan shops and charity shops.  Could there be a more urgent time to revive our local high streets? I believe that repair hubs can answer this […]

https://circularglasgow.com/remade-glasgow/Construction, the circular economy and innovation

Written by: Jennifer Smart, Business Relationship Manager, CSIC   Our planet is worth protecting.  It is the only one we have, and we are already using more natural resources every year than we can replace.  I do what I can at home to reduce waste, reuse and recycle, and at work as the sustainability and […]

https://circularglasgow.com/construction-circular-economy-innovation/A journey through Circular Glasgow

An interview with our Senior Director, Alison McRae. By Circular Conversations Hi Alison, I’m delighted to have you here taking us on a circular journey through Glasgow. To begin with, how was Circular Glasgow born and which actors are involved? ​Circular Glasgow is an initiative of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. We are a small and […]

https://circularglasgow.com/circular-glasgow-journey/Nourishing our city’s kids with surplus food

Written by: Craig Johnson, Founder of Launch Foods Christmas is a time of excess… but many of Glasgow’s youngsters will go hungry, just as they do every other day of the year. The question I ask myself on a daily basis is, “is it ok for any child in Scotland to go hungry?” I don’t […]

https://circularglasgow.com/nourishing-our-citys-kids-with-surplus-food/Innovate or die

Written by: Mark Shayler, Founder of Ape & Rebel Cell Innovate or die. Yes, true, but how? Well there are loads of ways to innovate: Innovate by history. What did we do last time? Well let’s do that again but make it a bit better. Not too good though, just a bit better. This is […]

https://circularglasgow.com/innovate-or-die/Circular Design – A sofa for life

Written by: Saskia Goeres, Founder of Sofa for Life A few years ago, while I was working on a project to reduce household waste, I realised that our whole economic system encourages waste. Products and packaging are designed for easy and cheap manufacturing, while planned obsolescence reduces the lifetime of a product and increases sales […]

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