21: How to be Zero Waste (Mini)

Waste is not just an environmental problem – it is a climate problem. When materials are wasted, so is the energy that went into their extraction and production. Considering that two-thirds of all materials are wasted every year, it is worth exploring how we can reduce our consumption and the waste associated with it.

For this purpose, we invited Evelina Lundqvist and Malin Leth, the co-hosts of the Love Zero Waste podcast. They paint a picture of how our economic system has to change and what we as individuals can do.

This episode builds on Episode 20, where we speak about conscious consumption and the circular economy.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 21: How to be Zero Waste (Mini)

20: Conscious Consumption

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.

Episode Show Notes: Episode 20: Conscious Consumption

Conscious Consumption – Sustainable alternatives to Amazon around the world for 2021

Guest contributor: Alicia Lee – in collaboration with heyImpact With the impact of Covid, online shopping is more popular than ever, allowing us to purchase essential supplies and countless other goods without having to leave the safety and comfort of our homes. However, the convenience of online shopping is a double-edged sword that also contributes Read More