In Episode 13 we talk to Beth Massa, founder of Ozarka. Beth and her husband Michael have created a collection of food-to-go containers, called ARK Reusables, so people can replace single-use plastics with reusable, returnable containers.
David Bassetti is co-founder of 3D Seed. When David moved to Spain around 10 years ago, he noticed how much plastic was being wasted, and was frustrated that it became litter, instead of being recycled into new materials.
David developed a simple way of grinding up plastic to recycle it into a feedstock for 3D Printing. 3D Seed sets up small-scale projects to grind up everyday plastic waste, such as PET soft-drinks and water bottles, and then to 3D Print it into small objects, as a way to engage people in seeing waste plastic as a valuable resource. The kit uses very little energy and can run on solar power.
Is circular sustainable packaging high on your priority list? Or are you risking reputation damage through single-use, non-recyclable and badly designed packaging – which is also costing your more money?
Here we show how circular economy principles provide a 5 step design checklist to help you design more sustainable primary, secondary and transit packaging
Catherine’s blog for The Low Carbon Business Network hosted by the University of Derby
Plastics are fantastic!
Those of you who’ve heard some of my ‘tree-hugging’ talks might think I’m being sarcastic…but plastics have transformed our lives for the better, in everything from transport to technology.
I want to persuade you that we should value plastic, and keep it circulating instead of chucking it away.