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 […]

https://circularglasgow.com/circular-design/A smarter approach to surfacing

Written by: Mark Wilson, Contracts Director at Mackenzie Construction Founded in 1980, Mackenzie Construction is a civil engineering and structural repairs contractor based in Scotland, with offices in Glasgow and Inverness. I’ve spent the majority of my almost 30 year career with Mackenzie Construction deep in excavate and fill construction projects, orchestrating the continual cycle […]


Written by: Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Lead from the front! Lovely little cliché that one and usually a very sound notion. But occasionally you have to acknowledge when your team have sprinted several miles ahead and are wondering whether you have the energy to catch up. And that is where […]

https://circularglasgow.com/sendplasticpacking/Addressing plastic waste is at the heart of what we do…

Written by: Geoff Leask, CEO of Young Enterprise Scotland “I want to change the world” is a phrase I hear most days of the week. Young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow’s organisations, they are already influencing huge changes to the way businesses operate, right now. Whether it’s through social media, creating impactful hashtag […]


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