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Creativity + collaboration: design as a superpower for circularity

July 22, 2021

Written by: Laura McHard – Co-founder, After The Pandemic Pollution. Rising sea levels. Resilience in an uncertain world.   Transitioning business models towards a circular economy. Achieving sustainability and circularity in our businesses may, understandably, feel like a daunting or even impossible task. How do we get there? Where do we start? Who has the answers?…

Part 3: Redirecting the future of fashion

July 21, 2021

As part of our ongoing member and business guest blog series, ACS Clothing has written about the challenges facing the fashion industry and their views on how to drive an authentic circular approach. Redirecting the focus of fashion As sustainability remains the word of the moment and consumers continue to vote with their wallets in…

Part 2: The importance of transparency in a circular supply chain

July 19, 2021

As part of our ongoing member and business guest blog series, ACS Clothing has written about the challenges facing the fashion industry and their views on how to drive an authentic circular approach. Is there a need for sustainability orientated legislation within the fashion industry? With sustainability finally on the radar of fashion consumers everywhere,…

Part 1: The current climate of fashion

July 15, 2021

As part of our ongoing member and business guest blog series, ACS Clothing has written about the challenges facing the fashion industry and their views on how to drive an authentic circular approach. The impact of the fashion industry in 2021 The environmental footprint of fashion is arguably the industry’s best kept secret. Behind the…

Scottish Leather Group confirmed as lowest carbon leather manufacturer in the world

July 6, 2021

Scottish Leather Group has published its 2021 Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s progress towards its key goal of zero impact leather manufacturing.  The company, which is the world’s lowest carbon intensity leather manufacturer, has also announced that it is well on its way to being carbon neutral by 2025 – 20 years ahead of Scotland’s…

Join the launch of Experience Glasgow’s Regional Food & Drink Group

June 28, 2021

Last week Circular Glasgow was delighted to learn that an initiative aimed at reducing food waste across the city’s food and drink sector had been awarded funding through Experience Glasgow‘s Regional Food & Drink Group to implement a pilot with businesses from the city’s hospitality sector in the lead up to COP26. As lead organisation for…

A recipe for post-Covid success: food and drink sector and the circular economy

June 2, 2021

Alison McRae, senior director at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce which hosts Circular Glasgow First published in the Scottish Sunday Express, May 30th 2021 A bitter taste was left in the mouth of businesses from every sector during 2020, and as one of the worst affected in the UK, the food and drink industry has found…

How To Become A B Corp

May 20, 2021

Written by Hannah Cox, Founder of betternotstop Launched in 2007 by the non-profit organisation B Lab, the B Corp movement aims to create value for society through business; to both inspire and recognise socially, environmentally and legally responsible companies that voluntarily meet certain standards of public transparency, legal accountability, sustainability and performance. The “B” itself…

Innovative partnership offers Climate Emergency Training to Glasgow businesses

May 17, 2021

Last week on Thursday 13 May 2021, environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, announced an exciting new learning programme to deliver climate emergency training to SMEs in Glasgow ahead of COP26 coming to the city. At a Glasgow Chamber of Commerce event – Focus Forward – it was confirmed that, in partnership with the Chamber, and with…