The Anthill

March 2017

It was an exploration of the circular economy, how it might work, new innovations that might facilitate it, and the possible barriers.  The programme explored how to reprogramme ourselves not to be disgusted by waste, how to extract metals and minerals leftover in mining industry waste – using the power of plants, and how the stuff we buy needs to be redesigned so that it can either last a lot longer, or be biodegradable – even our mobile phones.  I talked about my research conducted at Edge Hill University on sustainability which shows that when it comes to making sustainable choices when we go shopping, we’re all just a little bit lazy. So if we want the world to reduce, reuse and recycle more, we all have to work at it.