Catherine’s blog for The Low Carbon Business Network hosted by the University of Derby
The spotlight is still on plastics: a recent petition asks supermarkets to stop using an estimated one billion plastic bags each year to package bananas. Headlines highlight the levels of waste: for example, we use 38.5m plastic bottles every day in the UK, but only about half are recycled and over 16 million are landfilled, incinerated or discarded, polluting our air, atmosphere, soil and water.
Circular economy approaches encourage more future-fit solutions, by addressing the systemic issues with our current ‘linear’, or ‘waste’ economy (take some materials, make a product, use it, then dispose of it). Read more