Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Advancing the plastics debate with Waitrose and Co-op

As part of a week of action on single-use plastics and the launch of edie's Plastics Hub, the Sustainable Business Covered podcast returns for 2019 with exclusive, plastic-focused interviews with sustainability experts at the Co-op, Surfers Against Sewage and Waitrose.

Co-op's Iain Ferguson and Waitrose's Tor Harris offer expert insight on how business can reduce reliance on plastics

Co-op's Iain Ferguson and Waitrose's Tor Harris offer expert insight on how business can reduce reliance on plastics

The Sustainable Business Covered podcast returns for 2019 to bring you yet more exclusive interviews, insights and advice from the green economy.

This week, edie launched the Mission Possible Plastics Hub - a brand-new, content-driven campaign that will support sustainability and resource efficiency professionals on our collective mission to eliminate single-use plastics.

Inspired by edie’s ongoing Mission Possible campaign, the Hub kicked-off a week-long series of editorial action that will include exclusive interviews, webinars and in-depth feature articles – all dedicated to turning the tide on single-use plastics.

In addition to hosting content that supports businesses with their single-use plastics phase-outs, the Mission Possible Plastics Hub will be encouraging sustainability professionals to submit new commitments to tackle plastic pollution on the Mission Possible Pledge Wall.

--- VIEW THE LATEST PLASTIC PLEDGES HERE ---

To mark the occasion, edie has created a special episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, summarising key events from the week and bringing you three exclusive interviews, two of which have uploaded pledges to the Hub.

Firstly, reporter Sarah George travels to the Canary Wharf offices to discuss how communities and businesses can “break the plastics habit” with environmental NGO Surfers Against Sewage’s founder Hugo Tagholm.

Up next, content editor Matt Mace speaks to Waitrose’s head of CSR, health and agriculture Tor Harris to discuss the retailer’s impressive plastics phase-outs to date.

Finally, the edie team gather around the phone to speak to the Co-op’s environmental manager Iain Ferguson, who offers advice on everything from Government policy to collaboration.


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Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Full list of episodes –

(Episode 53 - Christmas special with Landsec, Olam Cocoa & The Body Shop)

(Episode 52 – In the green room with AB InBev's Tony Milikin and Ezgi Barcenas)

(Episode 51 - Big energy ideas, meat-free meals and women leaders)

(Episode 50 - The Great Green GB Week relay)

(Episode 49 - Snap packs, green dry-cleaning and SDG cities)

(Episode 48 – In the Green Room with Ball's Ramon Arratia)

(Episode 47 - How to build a sustainable supply chain)

(Episode 46 - Kingfisher, Surfdome and a 20th birthday party!)

(Episode 45 - Seabins, Airlabs and EV tours with UPS)

(Episode 44 – In the Green Room with Whitbread’s James Pitcher)

(Episode 43 - edie Live review, susty superheroes and a World Cup quiz)

(Episode 42 - Geothermal waterparks and rubbish cafes)

(Episode 41 – In the Green Room with Niall Dunne)

(Episode 40 - The £1bn eco-community and Patagonia's climate action movie)

(Episode 39 - Solar, storage and sustainability reports)

(Episode 38 - The big plastics debate)

(Episode 37 - A tour of the Thames with Tideway)

(Episode 36 (Part 2) - Behind the scenes at the Sustainability Leaders Forum)

(Episode 36 (Part 1) - Behind the scenes at the Sustainability Leaders Forum)

(Episode 35 - Getting into the Christmas community spirit with LandSec and Costa)

(Episode 34 – In the green room with Unilever’s Tony Dunnage)

(Episode 33 – IKEA house party and SDG games)

(Episode 32 – What makes a 'responsible' retailer?)

(Episode 31 - Meeting the circular economy crusaders)

(Episode 30 - In the green room with IHG's Kate Gibson)

(Episode 29 - In the green room with Landsec's Sarah Beattie)

(Episode 28 - Designing for the future and adapting to global megatrends

(Episode 27 - In the green room with Carillion's David Picton)

(Episode 26 - Rolling out the green carpet for Project Drawdown)

(Episode 25 - Under the canopy and what's all the hubbub?)

(Episode 24 - In the green room with BT's Gabrielle Ginér)

(Episode 23 (Part 2) - We're back! And we're LIVE from edie Live)

(Episode 23 (Part 1) - We're back! And we're LIVE from edie Live)

(Episode 22 - 'Be bold for change' on International Women's Day)

(Episode 21 - Getting engaged with sustainability)

(Episode 20 - A day in the life of sustainability leaders)

(Episode 19 - Inside The Body Shop's innovation lab)

(Episode 18 - Raising a glass to our sustainability leaders)

(Episode 17 - A New Year's Revolution for the green economy)

(Episode 16 - Sharing cars and driving green innovation)

(Episode 15 - Fresh from Marrakesh)

(Episode 14 - The past, present and future of green buildings)

(Episode 13 - Britain's great green policy progressives)

(Episode 12 - From green apprentice to sustainability leader)

(Episode 11 - (Parts 1&2) - Circular economy dreams and responsible retail)

(Episode 10 - Back to CSR school)

(Episode 09 - Doddle deliveries and zero-waste restaurants)

(Episode 08 - Sustainability without the fluff)

(Episode 07 - How to win the war on waste coffee cups)

(Episode 06 - Supply chain challenges and Shell's Eco-marathon)

(Episode 05 - IN or OUT of the European Union?)

(Episode 04 - Plan A progress and carbon-neutral beer)

(Episode 03 - Sustainability skills special)

(Episode 02 - Monkey dating and the 'S' word)

(Episode 01 - Live from edie Live)

Matt Mace


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