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Designing for the Circular Economy

Designing for the Circular Economy

by Phil Cumming on August 8, 2018

Edited by Martin Charter Chapter 4 – Framing circularity at an organisational level, Phil Cumming Contributed one of thirty-four chapters to this new book which provides a comprehensive overview of issues related to the circular economy from policy through to design and development. Chapters are designed to be easy to digest and include numerous examples. […]

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Back to basics – 5 reasons to invest in sustainability

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2016

We’re two months into 2016 and there’s no doubt that it’s tough out there in is this old complex and uncertain world of ours. The global economy is just about limping along, the global food system is close to meltdown, many businesses are struggling to find skilled employees and millions around the world are unemployed, […]

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In Pursuit of Sustainable Tourism – Notes from a Small Island Nation

by Phil Cumming on November 29, 2015

Several years ago my father in-law set the wheels in motion for a big family meet up in 2015. It would be the first time the New Zealand side of my family had all holidayed together in well over a decade. The question was where should this momentous occasion take place? We debated the relative […]

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Squaring That Circle – Towards Practical Action on the Circular Economy?

by Phil Cumming on June 25, 2015

There is a lot happening in the circular economy space at the moment. You might argue that this has been the case for some years now. But things have appeared to step up a notch over the last few months. At a policy level, the EU is currently seeking views from the public in an […]

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Organising A More Sustainable Wedding – Some Reflections On Consumer Behaviour And Sustainability

by Phil Cumming on April 27, 2015

At a meeting last week about Tokyo 2020 we strayed away from our discussion about how they were progressing with their sustainability plans (or not as it turned out!) and touched briefly on consumer behaviour and sustainability. In particular whether companies should make it easy for consumers to buy sustainably – in effect to ‘choice […]

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The London 2012 Zero Waste Games Vision – event waste management system

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2015

This case study focuses mainly on how waste was managed in accordance with zero waste principles during the operational period of the Games, including sustainability challenges and lessons learned.

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Packaging and consumables for catering

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2015

This micro-report provides an overview of sustainability and zero waste considerations in the sourcing and supply of Games catering packaging and consumables and the sustainability learning that was gained.

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Management and redeployment of Games assets for reuse

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2015

This micro-report provides an overview of how Games assets were managed in accordance with zero waste and low carbon principles and redeployed for reuse and the sustainability learning that was gained.

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Beyond The Games

by Phil Cumming on June 1, 2013

Article looking back on the sustainability actions taken by London 2012 to deliver a Zero Waste Games and associated lessons learned.

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Counting Down to Zero

by Phil Cumming on May 1, 2012

Article outlining the sustainability actions taken by London 2012 to deliver a Zero Waste Games.

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