- Twig – the fintech bank of things, walks the talk in new podcast launch
- Just a third of mixed plastics are recycled
- Growing focus on environmental sustainability
- Inspiring conscious choices around the circular economy and sustainable living
21st April, 2023: LONDON, UK – Rapidly growing fintech Twig – the Bank of Things – and which is dedicated to promoting sustainable practices and the circular economy, is turning the spotlight on the need for more to be done in the mixed plastics industry after finding that just over a third (32 per cent)* of mixed domestic and commercial plastics are recycled.
This news comes following the collaboration with Circular 11, a manufacturer of mixed plastic products, which the company has partnered with in its brand-new podcast “Big Earth Energy “, which is launching this Saturday (22nd April, 2023) on Earth Day.
The podcast aims to educate listeners about different sustainable practices and the circular economy and will feature interviews with experts and innovators in different fields.
“The impact of mixed plastics is significant for the environment”, said Geri Cupi, founder of Twig. “When they aren’t recycled, they end up in landfill or are incinerated, which leads to many devastating environmental consequences. “In our new podcast, we wanted to highlight this important subject, which impacts circular practices and which we as a circular economy fintech are striving for.”
Benjamin Gibbons, co-founder of Circular11 says: “It’s been great to have a voice on the new podcast because when mixed plastic waste is sent to landfill, it can take hundreds of years to decompose, releasing harmful greenhouse gasses such as methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
“Sadly, this is a big contributor to climate change and has other negative impacts on the environment, such as soil and water pollution and the release of more greenhouse gasses.
“As a new start-up in this area and with our new technology now in place, we take plastic that doesn’t get recycled, and turn it into low-carbon products which are designed to last a lifetime – therefore reducing the need for virgin materials and the associated environmental impacts of extracting and processing those materials.”
Geri adds: “Sustainability and the circular economy as a whole has the potential to generate £7 billion worth of savings in the UK alone – and re-using mixed plastic is a big part of this.
The launch of ‘Big Earth Energy ‘ is an exciting step forward for us.’’
“We are committed to promoting sustainable and eco-friendly practices and businesses which we believe are moving the dial in this field. The podcast aims to educate listeners about different sustainable practices and the circular economy and will feature interviews with experts and innovators in different fields. We are excited to have such a talented and knowledgeable group of guests and hope that the podcast will inspire listeners to think about their own role in promoting their own sustainable practices and empower our consumers to make conscious choices around sustainability.”
“Big Earth Energy ” is available now on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.