30 episodes

First Mile talks about all things sustainability, greenwashing and of course, recycling.
Hosted by Founder and CEO, Bruce Bratley and featuring a new guest each episode.

Wasted First Mile

    • Business
    • 4.0 • 24 Ratings

First Mile talks about all things sustainability, greenwashing and of course, recycling.
Hosted by Founder and CEO, Bruce Bratley and featuring a new guest each episode.

    S2. E11. Smart bins and skips deliver on-demand Canadian waste services

    S2. E11. Smart bins and skips deliver on-demand Canadian waste services

    In this episode we hear how Vancouver based Recycle-Smart use technology, waste audits and computer algorithms to make recycling more efficient.

    • 40 min
    S2. E10. Lessons learned from pay-as-you-throw household waste services

    S2. E10. Lessons learned from pay-as-you-throw household waste services

    Waste and recycling is not included in council tax for Irish householders and so companies like CityBin collect on a pay-as-you-throw basis. In this episode we learn from Gene Browne and how has persuaded homes across Ireland to recycle more by putting service first as a core value.

    • 43 min
    S2. E9. Assessing the route to a Circular Economy

    S2. E9. Assessing the route to a Circular Economy

    This episode of Wasted is on the Circular Economy and how we shift from our current linear system of Take – Make and Waste and moving to a circular economic system of production. Our guest, Dr David Greenfield is a Circular Economy Specialist and explains the state of play and future roadmap for a circular economy.

    • 43 min
    S2. E8. The future of packaging recycling with B-Corp compliance scheme Ecosurety

    S2. E8. The future of packaging recycling with B-Corp compliance scheme Ecosurety

    B-Corp certified compliance scheme Ecosurety shows us how it is taking a new approach to producer responsibility. In this timely episode we learn about the future of extended producer responsibility, being a B-Corp and future recycling challenges. Our guest – James Piper - also gives us an early review of his new book, which is on the subject of rubbish.

    • 51 min
    S2. E7. Do we have a tragedy of the commons?

    S2. E7. Do we have a tragedy of the commons?

    In this episode our guest - Prof. Tom Appleby – shares his experiences of protecting the oceans and other public spaces to halt the destruction of our commons. His work ranges from banning plastic cotton buds, establishing ‘no take’ ocean conservation zones, and showing how we are polluting our latest common property – the internet.

    • 53 min
    S2. E6. Are the Cloud, data centres and live streaming killing the planet?

    S2. E6. Are the Cloud, data centres and live streaming killing the planet?

    Like it or not we are all being herded onto the Cloud and it is often claimed to be a greener choice for work and leisure. The majority of data centres are used to store and stream videos, which comes at a cost to us and the environment. In this episode we meet an anthropologist and an engineer to learn how the Cloud impacts society and the environment.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Lucylu8282 ,

Super insightful

Great to learn about sustainability. Really interesting episode on wet wipe reefs

Jessmev95 ,

Sustainability news

Super interesting and every episode is a different sustainability topic! Learning lots!

Music review 1111 ,

Best enviro pod going

Fun listen

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