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Hospitality and The Infinite Game #003: Circular Economy

The circular economy is about eliminating waste and having a continual use of resources. In today’s episode we explore how this powerful system for sustainability can be applied to the hospitality industry. From food waste to kitchen design, it bleeds into all areas that can be achieved through collaboration.

Tune in as we explore how David is applying the principles of the circular economy to his hospitality design work. We also discuss where the big opportunities lie, the renting economy, what we can learn from brands like IKEA, and kitchens with no bins.

Resources mentioned:

#002: Doughnut Economics

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Restorative Restaurant



#66 Ali Aneizi, Founder of Tamweel Capital, Being an investor during a pandemic

Douglas McMaster


Adam Handling



Sustainable Restaurant Association

SRA Guide

‘The Third Plate’ by Dan Barber

Goldfinger Factory

The Good Business Festival

‘The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows’ by Ken Webster

‘Cradle to Cradle’ by Michael Braungart and William McDonough

Get in touch:

Michael’s Email: [email protected] 

David’s Email: [email protected] 

Michael’s LinkedIn:

David’s LinkedIn: 

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