BUILD BACK BETTER WITH 4THEREGION

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.

SHOW NOTES

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.

FEATURING:
Dawn Lyle & Zoe Antrobus, 4theRegion – https://www.4theregion.org.uk/
Dr. Andy Rees, Welsh Government – https://gov.wales/
Ian Fenny, Cwm Environmental – https://www.cwmenvironmental.co.uk/
Lara Moggridge, Natural Resources Wales – https://naturalresources.wales/
Simon Jones, Ministry of Furniture – https://www.ministryoffurniture.com/
Russell Storer, Balance Responsible Living – https://www.facebook.com/pg/balancetheworld.co.uk/
Rosalie McMillan, Smile Plastics – https://smile-plastics.com/
Trefor Davies, The Repair Cafe – https://repaircafewales.org/

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02. Local Food with Ben Reynolds

02. Local Food with Ben Reynolds

As we emerge from lockdown and begin to feel the reality of its economic impacts, there is one thing we can all do, to support our region’s recovery – and that’s to buy regional. A widespread commitment to keeping more spending within the region will be needed if we are to keep as many of our homegrown businesses alive as possible.

00. Introduction

00. Introduction

Welcome to a new series of online conversations from 4theRegion! In this introductory episode, Dawn Lyle sets out our shared challenge and our collective mission: to build back better, post lockdown, to create sustainable development and a wellbeing economy here in South West Wales.