Reusables - Any Use? Recorded live from Body & Soul Festival

Season 1, Episode 3,   Jun 27, 2019, 01:30 PM

You are so very welcome to this special episode, recorded live at the Living Lab area, run by Native Events. This was Body & Soul's 10th Anniversary and to celebrate we had all of the chats with Megan Best, who is their Operations Manager. This festival has always led the way in sustainability and this year they have even gone so far as to ban the sale of single-use plastics. This framed the topic of our conversation, so join us as we dig into Single Use V's Reusables with some hard stats and simple solutions! 

*Reuzi Your one-stop sustainable shop *
Native Events  Sustainable Production Events *
Attention Attire  Repurposed tents *
Recreate Reusing Materials *

Story of a Spoon (1 min 55 secs): *

8 million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans every year: *

Water Scarcity as Chennai run out of water

Plastic Bag Levy Ireland 2002

Ireland to pay 150 Million Euro in fines from missing 2020 emission targets  *

Climate Action Plan 2019 Ireland

500 THOUSAND coffee cups disposed of every day in Ireland

In Ireland we are the largest producer of plastic waste in the European Union with 61kg per person from stats in 2015: *

The amount of oil used to make a plastic bottle: *

Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation - More plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050

Fishing Line Accounts for 46% of Ocean Litter:

Single Use tents impacts:

Single Use EU Ban of plastic cutlery:

Good News:
*Guinness World Record for ocean clean up by 633 divers 
Guardian Change language around the environment 

We can now make biodegradable plastic from cactus juice and edible food packaging made from seaweed: *