Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Thames tours with Tideway

edie visits London Bridge for a boat tour with the Tideway team, the company behind London's massive development project to improve pollution and plastic levels in the city by enhancing the sewage system.

Thames Tideway Tunnel CGI cross-section

Thames Tideway Tunnel CGI cross-section

Overflows of untreated sewage into the tidal River Thames add up to tens of millions of tonnes every year. The Tideway tunnel aims to clean up this mess, preventing the tidal River Thames from being polluted with untreated sewage which can stay in the river for up to three months.

In this episode, edie talks to Tideway’s head of environmental sustainability Darren White before, during and after a boat tour of the River Thames, to discuss how a project to futureproof the city’s sewers will cut back on pollution and reduce plastic waste.

The interview covers benefits of the projects including ethical procurement, low-emission transport and the emergence of green bonds into the investment market. The episode concludes with regular news updates and the innovation of the week.

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Sustainable Business Covered: Full list of episodes

(Episode 37 - Day Two at the Sustainability Leaders Forum)

(Episode 36 - We're back and at the Sustainability Leaders Forum (Part One))

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

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

(Episode 33 – Ikea house parties and SDG gamification)

(Episode 32 – What makes a responsible retailer?)

(Episode 31 - Meeting the drivers of the circular economy)

(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)

(Epidode 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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