By Circulous, 2020,

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How plastics revolutionised our lives and are now destroying the planet

We're back! This is episode six, the first episode of season two of the Love Zero Waste podcast: “How plastics revolutionised our lives and are now destroying the planet”, hosted by yours truly, Malin Leth, in collaboration with Evelina Lundqvist of The Good Tribe. You'll find it wherever your podcast is, or on our Soundcloud.


Oh, and apart from kicking off season two, we have another cause for celebration. Since we released the first episodes of Love Zero Waste in January, we’ve had 8000 unique listeners across the different podcast platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast etc. For us, that’s big! Thank you so much for listening, and for sending us encouraging messages 💙


Plastics, plastic pollution, renewable plastic substitutes are hot topics at the moment. So what better topic to kick off the season with than plastics!?

Plastics have revolutionised our lives in so many ways. It’s created significant improvements in hygiene, health care, transportation, packaging food and beverages, and so much more. However, there’s a backside to plastics. We’ve all seen the photos of dead or even desiccated animals with bellies full of plastics. Plastics are everywhere, and the consequences are devastating.



Episode 6: How plastics reolutionised our lives and is now destroying the planet - Love Zero Waste (S2, E6)


This episode’s experts Maggie Lee, Lead of Market Transformation at WWF Singapore and Anders Ankarlid, founder of A Good Company help us understand why some businesses are hesitant to join in the effort to switch to sustainable alternatives to plastics, cases when businesses have tried to do good - but actually made things worse, what some of the real and working solutions to remove plastics are, and that stone paper is actually a thing (!). Also, Evelina gets annoyed at the people who keep obsessing about the focus on straws.

Let’s dive in!



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We're all ears! 👂 We'd love to get your feedback on the podcast. Did you learn something new in this episode? Would you recommend others to listen to Love Zero Waste? What topics do you want us to tackle in the podcast? Contact us!



Sources

Want to get deep insights in this episode's topic? Check out:

“Why some countries are shipping back plastic waste” (BBC)

“UK faces build-up of plastic waste” (BBC)

“Singapore university’s plastic straw ban sparks backlash from students: ‘I’ve been greatly inconvenienced” (Eco-Business)

Definition polypropylene (PP packaging) (Wikipedia)

Definition bioplastics (Wikipedia)

Definition injection mould (Wikipedia)

The PACT initiative (WWF)

Definition stone paper (Wikipedia)

Stone paper, traditional pulp paper, recycled paper (A Good Company)

Changing e-commerce together (A Good Company)


Credits

This is for all the amazing spirits:

Idea, production and editing: The Good Tribe and Circulous

Hosts: Evelina Lundqvist and Malin Leth

Mixing: Umami

Jingle: Merlinn Sound

Initiators of the Love Zero Waste community: Evelina Lundqvist and Alexandra Poetz


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Love Zero Waste is a collaboration between Circulous and The Good Tribe. We’re always open to ideas and collaborations.


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