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Iulia Falcan

PhD candidate, UNU-MERIT in Maastricht

Iulia Falcan shares the concept of circular economy, refering broadly to reducing waste as much as possible on one side, and developing long lasting and re-usable day-to-day products on the other, thus limiting the negative impact that waste has on the natural environment.  

The concept of circular economy encompasses many phenomena, of varying degrees of complexity, that allow even the most seemingly disengaged person to have a positive impact on the environment.

Dipping your toe into the sea of knowledge on ways towards environmental sustainability can be overwhelming. However, be assured that there are many small changes anyone can make that will have a positive impact!

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Creating community conversations for climate change action

BY SANDY MCCATHIE
IN TOWNSVILLE

Sandy McCathie is a sustainability advisor, who finds peace in nature, adores her family, and has recently returned from Heron Island where she snorkelled with turtles and manta rays. Encouraging others, Sandy reminds people that Global Warming is real, and reminds us that the present deeply effects the future. Trying to bring the community of Townsville, the goal is to start using economical friendly technology and result in the global temperature to drop by 2050. 

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Hype Versus Impact

BY ANA MIHAIL
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

An entrepreneur at heart with a strong interest in circular economy development, Ana Mihail speaks about the opportunities we now have to contribute to a better future and collaborate to make a difference. The difference between following the hype or creating an impact starts at a personal level, choosing to take the path less travelled and making a stand for things that matter. 

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Designing Waste

BY LAMIS HARIB
IN SHARJAH

Lamis Harib elaborates on her passion to design everyday waste working as a designer and how we as humans shoud thrive in our designated ecosystem. She came up with a new waste model and her own business in biodepacking and packaging.

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The Paper Bag Boy

BY ABDUL MUQEET
IN SHARJAH

"Say no to a plastic bag" and "Awareness is the key" are the mottos of Abdul Muqeet, a thirteen year old concerned about creatures survival and the Earth's future. He encourages a paper bag use and a conscious change starting now,realizing that we can not recycle the time.

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Circular Economy

BY LYNNE WILSON
@ VOL 26 ON NOV 26, 2015

Lynne Wilson is currently the Sector Specialist -Textiles, Circular Economy Team at Zero Waste Scotland. Her role is to support innovation in design, manufacturing and production in the Scottish Textiles sector and to look at ways to close the loop and secure economic benefits through the development of new business ideas and products. Lynn is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the Arts and Engineering) and a Member of the Institute of Fundraising. Lynn was recently awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to visit Japan and explore circular economy textile technology, heritage and design.

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Revive

BY SCOTT KENNEDY
@ VOL 26 ON NOV 26, 2015

Scott Kennedy presents Revive, a Glasgow-based waste rejuvenation ecoprise striving to create a sustainable and scalable circular economy through its unique product and service offering. The company is involved in the collection and recycling of used coffee grounds to create a completely natural and environmentally-friendly plant food. Revive set out with the mission of using its business concept as a means of eradicating some of the environmental challenges currently being faced in the UK. The team have done this by empowering coffee shops and giving them the means to recycle a vast amount of their waste, whilst also being able to offer gardeners an eco-friendly and highly effective plant food.

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Systems for Sharing

BY SEAN ROY PARKER
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 09, 2016

Sean Roy Parker touches on a very contemporary issue of an alternative economy. With businesses like eBay, Airbnb and Gumtree already onboard with the 'sharing economy' how can individuals collaboratively work together on a smaller platform to create a sustainable future?

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Let's Build a City

BY VIRGIL IERUBINO
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 13, 2016

Virgil Ierubino asks if you could build a city from the ground up, how would you do it? I don't just mean the buildings. By 'city' I mean the collection of humans and facilities and services and systems that collectively form a functioning society. Would you make different decisions than those which are made for us, all around us, every day? Or, realising that this question assumes you are in a position of considerable power, maybe you'd just go nuts?

 

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The Inequalities of Climate Change and why the International Community is involved

BY KATERINA TRIANTOS
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES ON APR 19, 2017

In her presentation, Katerina Triantos talks about the risks attached to global climate change at the regional and local level. 

The increasingly severe risks that occur as a result of global climate change cannot be mitigated by current practices and are offsetting more local attempts of controlling for risks.

It becomes apparent climate change and its risks cannot be resolved by the risk community alone, but will require innovative practices and collaborations within multiple levels and across multiple sectors.