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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] time for businesses to act on single-use plastic is now

Written by: Jack Barrie, Co-Founder of Glasgow Over Plastic Plastic is everywhere. The cheap, versatile and durable properties of plastic means that it has invaded almost every aspect of our lives from our diet, hygiene, clothing, furniture, sports equipment, packaging and transport. It has allowed us to invent millions of products to solve even life’s […] Dear Green ‘Circular’ Place

Written by: Iain Gulland, CEO of Zero Waste Scotland It has been over three years since a chat with Guido Braam, then of Netherlands-based Circle Economy, changed our whole approach to business engagement around the circular economy. Up until that moment we, at Zero Waste Scotland, had relied on the sectoral approach that has been […]

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