Did you know that 30% of our carbon footprint comes down to consumption? And that does not include things like fuel, electricity, or food – in the most simple terms, it refers to all the “stuff” we buy.
This month we’re tackling conscious consumption: How can we as consumers reduce the carbon emissions related to our lifestyle? One possible solution is the circular economy.
Our first guest is Catherine Weetman, the host of the Circular Economy Podcast. She explains what the circular economy is and why it is a promising alternative to our current extractive throughput economy. Our second guest is Erin Andrews, the host of the Inner Circle podcast. With Erin, we explore what we can do as citizens and consumers to support a transition to the circular economy.
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In our article Conscious Consumption – Sustainable alternatives to Amazon around the world for 2021, we have put together an extensive list of sustainable online shops all around the world.
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We have listed all resources in our blog post on conscious consumption. Further resources mentioned in this episode are:
- The Fairphone
- The Circular Design Guide by IDEO and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
- Book: The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World by Roman Krznaric
You can learn more about our guests at:
- Rethink Global
- Rethink Global on LinkedIn
- Rethink Global on Twitter
- Rethink Global on YouTube
- The Circular Economy Podcast
- Catherine Weetman on LinkedIn
- Catherine Weetman’s book: A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business
- Impact Zero
- Impact Zero on LinkedIn
- Impact Zero on Instagram
- Impact Zero on Twitter
- Erin’s podcast: Inner Circle: Making the Impossible, Possible
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You can find the episode transcript here.