03 Nov 2015
Entrepreneur Anna Lowe has a mission to create a network of makerspaces across Africa. Here she asks if makers, from Accra to Brixton, could be key to transforming post-consumer waste for a circular economy.
21 Oct 2015
In the second part of his blog about behaviour change for a circular economy, Marc Atherton asks if the change can be consumer led.
At its core, the Circular Economy requires that as a society we are able to change our behaviour around how we source, create, use and dispose of the plethora of products that surround our lives. Marc Atherton explores how we can achieve this.
12 Oct 2015
Over the next 25 years it is estimated that the cost to decommission oil and gas assets from the North Sea will cost £46bn.
08 Oct 2015
The Great Recovery team explore the circular economy opportunities associated with the decommissioning of North Sea Oil & Gas assets in our latest report.
04 Oct 2015
Dr Michael Warhurst, Executive Director of CHEM Trust, asks how can we create a clean circular economy - and not one that recirculates hazardous chemical through our homes and workplaces?
15 Sep 2015
Inspired by The Great Recovery's work looking at the issue of bulky furniture waste, Sarah Horner reflects on the many lives of her own sofa.
11 Sep 2015
Craig Anderson FRSA
Craig Anderson OBE, Chief Executive of the Furniture Re-use Network, asks 'Are the waste and resources sectors having a reusable lightbulb moment when it comes to the circular economy?'
08 Sep 2015
Taking our unique design-focused approach to the
circular economy, The RSA Great Recovery partnered
with recycling and waste company SUEZ to ask the question: ‘How can we design better systems that will increase
rates of re-use and reduce the quantity of bulky items
reaching landfill and incineration?’
27 Aug 2015
In the UK most of our 'bulky waste' - items too large for a standard dustbin - still ends up in landfill or the incinerator. The Great Recovery's recent Design Residency has been investigating how we can change that.
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