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Episode 3: Erin Simon: Targeting Plastic Waste Through Systems Change

Conversations for a Life Economy
Conversations for a Life Economy
Episode 3: Erin Simon: Targeting Plastic Waste Through Systems Change

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Ecosystems and wildlife across the planet are being devastated by plastic waste, with oceans bearing the brunt of plastic pollution. Although biodegradable packaging alternatives are becoming more commonplace, plastic use in the global supply chain remains one of the key challenges in addressing the issue. Philip Clayton and Grace Okafor talk with Erin Simon, Head of Business and Plastic Waste at World Wildlife Fund, about the extent of the problem and scalable strategies towards combating plastic waste. Their discussion explores multilateral initiatives that are making plastic waste reduction a reality.

We bring you today’s episode in partnership with Reboot the Future, a British charity committed to the principles of the Golden Rule — treat others and the planet as you would wish to be treated. The focus of this episode, along with others in this series, is to explore the visions for a Life Economy which American author, John Perkins, describes as a framework that maximizes long-term benefits for all life and the environment.

Each episode of this podcast will explore core values that support a Life Economy with leaders across a range of areas in business and the private sector and how they can activate collective corporate or global leadership action. 

Music Credit: “02 Progress” by Ketsa

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