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
In this episode we hear how Vancouver based Recycle-Smart use technology, waste audits and computer algorithms to make recycling more efficient.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great to learn about sustainability. Really interesting episode on wet wipe reefs
Super interesting and every episode is a different sustainability topic! Learning lots!
Best enviro pod going