Circular Economy: Turning waste challenge into a resource opportunity

Interested to know why our world is just 9% circular today? What are some global innovative examples that make a difference in waste reduction and better resource management? Can science fiction give us some hope for circular economy practices in action? Prof. Dr. Hiroshan Hettiarachchi (formerly Professor and Head of Unit – Waste Management at UNU-FLORES) gives the answers to all these questions and more!

Sustainopreneurship... in Ghana

Earlier this month, the 2020 Circularity Gap Report was published in Davos, showing that currently, only 8.6% of the world is circular. This means that of all the minerals, fossil fuels, metals and biomass that are extracted from each year, only 8.6% is recycled back. Trashy Bags, a social enterprise based in Accra, Ghana, is working towards increasing this percentage. How? Through Sustainopreneurship of course! If you want to know exactly how a trash-based sustainopreneurship can even exist - watch this short clip taken during our visit to their factory and showroom! Stay tuned for the interview with Trashy Bags and see how Elvis and his team started this initiative to give value to waste, and sustain their business model!