Double the waste, half of it recycled: Are we happy or sad with this result?

One country with double the waste per capita in Europe, has implemented the goal of 50% municipal waste targets, and also managed to reduce waste per capita in the last 5 years.  I am not sure whether to be celebrating or commiserating German waste. This article looks at the perspective of...

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Research 2018-2020 Grow Green and THRIVE

Grow Green and THRIVE

 

Being an entrepreneur in the green economy for the last decade, and also working with investors and funds who support the development of sustainable business, I have noticed there are particular challenges which face eco-innovators.

In 2018 I kicked off a 3-year...

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Restaurant food waste to be plugged back in as renewable energy; this won the EIT Prize!

Food waste to energy took the main prize at the EIT Innovation Prize this week in Stuttgart, and we awarded ‘Zero Waste Solutions’ from Northern Ireland because they invented a neat unit which converts food waste into clean energy within 24 hours, onsite, and is the great solution...

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How to track climate data and reports: my short list.

Many of my customers are exasperated when it comes to understanding environmental issues in business. The entrepreneurs or investors who have a background in linear business building which has been less focused on environmental or social impact, sometimes find it difficult to take first steps in...

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What is the role that entrepreneurs have in tackling the challenges facing the global food system and challenging the status quo?

Here I answer EIT’s question: what is the role that entrepreneurs have in tackling the challenges facing the global food system and challenging the status quo? 

Next week I am delighted to speak and present at the EIT Food Innovation Prize (you are welcome to join!)  and they...

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Like the time I signed up to a triathlon without even owning a bike.

Seems like we signed up to a en event we are not prepared for.

Like the time I signed up to a triathlon without even owning a bike.

Who would do such a thing right?

Well we did, and the triathlon is the environment and the bike is climate adaption.

In this article I reflect on how I overcame that...

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A foot in the plastic bear trap: the 3 big topics of circular economy so far this year.

Textile dumping, plastic hysteria and benchmarking inside the company and over the boarders: three issues rolling circular economy so far this year. While it is not quite putting a foot in the plastic bear trap, it could come close. 

I was asked recently to summarise the key...

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A scientist, entrepreneur and student walked into a bar ...

'... and shared stories of what pledges and commitments they have made to climate action. '

Ok. It's not a joke, but it tells the story of how various actors of the civil community have built mini tribes #ForFuture and making statements, demands and commitments to a more sustainable future. ...

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How a FRENZY can be our guide for positive change.

Rockström, Rosling and Godin give us good reason .... 

Thankfully, there is an abundance of optimistic examples of positive global shifts to keep us inspired to search for and take action towards a sustainable future. To enable us to see it, we need a Rosling-like reflection of big...

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What is currently influencing our thinking about green hospitality

 

Off the cuff chat about some interesting hospitality science

We are currently working on some background for a potential client in international food retail and sustainability. Here is a mini summary for you on some science which is influencing us in #greenturnaround and maybe...

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