Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Ocean waste Volleyball and Coffee pod bike trips

The latest episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast sees the edie team look out how ghost fishing gear is making waves in the world of Volleyball, as well as how takeback schemes and recycled coffee pods are reinventing business models.

Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Ocean waste Volleyball and Coffee pod bike trips

The edie podcast returns for episode 69. Images: Stuffstr (bottom) and Landor

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Episode 69 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast arrives as the sports season hits full swing. What better way to reflect on the Premier League Football and Ashes cricket than with a look at how resource efficiency is enabling waste products to be revamped and get people more active.

During the episode, Sarah interviews Landor Europe’s president Luc Speisser on how the branding agency is taking part in a collaborative initiative aimed at closing the loop on ghost gear and showcasing sustainability in sport. The Good Net Project and is being run in partnership with The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball, the sport’s international body. The project is also backed by the International Olympic Committee.

Following that, we speak to Vélosophy’s Founder Jimmy Ostholm on how the start-up is working with Nespresso to turn old coffee pods into bikes for use in developing communities.

Finally, we grab some time with Stuffstr – a start-up aiming to help all major retailers to offer take-back schemes where possible, in an aim to create a world where no items are wasted or underutilised.  Stuffstr’s co-founder John Atcheson discusses how the firm received $2.9m in seed funding, mainly from Adidas, and how this impacts the company’s growth model.

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