01. Waste & The Circular Economy

01. Waste & The Circular Economy
29 Jun, 2020
This week we're talking to an amazing group of entrepreneurs, businesses and decision-makers from across South West Wales, about the consequences of our wasteful consumer culture and how we can make change happen across the Waste sector, including what opportunities there are to build businesses in the circular economy - turning waste materials into value-added products.


Meet Smile Plastics, an amazing company based on Gower, turning yogurt pots (among other things) into beautiful new materials.  And hear about the plans from Cwm Environmental in Carmarthenshire, to create a circular economy enterprise hub to support new sustainable start-ups in our region.  As always, our conversations are about joining the dots, connecting people, sharing good ideas and uncovering opportunities to build a flourishing future for South West Wales. Join us, and Andy Rees, head of Waste Strategy in Welsh Government, for the first inspiring conversation in our new series.

Dawn Lyle & Zoe Antrobus, 4theRegion –
Dr. Andy Rees, Welsh Government –
Ian Fenny, Cwm Environmental –
Lara Moggridge, Natural Resources Wales –
Simon Jones, Ministry of Furniture –
Russell Storer, Balance Responsible Living –
Rosalie McMillan, Smile Plastics –
Trefor Davies, The Repair Cafe –

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