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DMI #1 - Thinking about the Circular Economy

Season 1, Ep. 1

We’re really excited to be kicking off the podcast as a mini-series co-hosted by Nicky Wightman. As Director of Emerging Trends at global real estate business Savills, Nicky's focus is on the future of how we will live, work, learn and play. A former barrister and broadcaster, Nicky is regularly asked to comment on the future of the built environment and in particular the relationship between the physical and the digital world.

Our first guest in the series is Saasha Celestial-One, the co-founder and COO of OLIO, a free app which provides a game-changing, community-driven solution to the problem of food and household waste. OLIO, which now has almost 3 million users in over 50 countries, connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared.

At Heta Architects we’re working with developers on how to embed the circular economy into the construction industry, as well as how we create connected communities beyond the built environment. OLIO harnesses the collective power of the sharing and circular economy at an individual, hyper local level, and is also leading the way for companies to become not just sustainable, but regenerative.

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