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Reuse, refurbishment and recycling: a circular economy

In this video, Dr. Nathan B. English will talk to us about how we can reuse, recycle and refurbish to help reduce our environmental footprint.

Reuse, refurbishment and recycling, along with reduction, are the major tools that we have to manage our waste production.

Watch Dr. Nathan B. English discuss current and future waste management strategies, rating them from the most to least favoured options and providing examples of how simple ideas can have a measurable impact on the amount of waste that goes in landfill.

Video guide

Since this video is a little longer than most videos in this course, here is a guide to the topics it covers.

Topic Timestamp
Strategies for waste management 0:30
The turn right example 3:00
Home composting 5:35
Second-hand stores 7:10
Impacts of the three Rs 9:00
Why doesn’t everybody recycle? 11:45
Bottle deposits 15:00
Linear vs. circular economy 17:20
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