The Love Zero Waste podcast: Leading Change (S1, E3)

Guests in episode 3: Libby Peake and Rustan Nilsson.

Guests in episode 3: Libby Peake and Rustan Nilsson.

It’s here! The third episode of Love Zero Waste: Leading Change.

We generate two billion tonnes of municipal solid waste every year. That’s a 2 followed by 9 zeros. The numbers keep rising, and the current narrow focus on recycling does next to nothing to change that. Enter: Waste reduction and minimisation and our dear friend Extended Producer Responsibility.

In this episode of Love Zero Waste you’ll learn more about creating and leading change at the policy, as well as citizen level. We’re diving deeper into the possibilities of drastically reducing waste through shifting the responsibility from consumers to designers and manufacturers, through cutting out all single-use items (not just those made out of plastics!) and through creating stricter laws and shifting how we think about waste and all the stuff we surround ourselves with.

Listen to interviews with our experts Libby Peake, senior policy adviser at Green Alliance, in London and Rustan Nilsson, environmental educator of SYSAV, a waste management facility in Malmö, Sweden.

(Bonus: If you didn’t know what a policy is, you'll know after this episode. Yayy!!)

Hosts: Malin Leth and Evelina Lundqvist.

We’d love to get your feedback!

Let us know what you think! Did you learn something new in this episode? Would you recommend others to listen to Love Zero Waste? What topics do you want us to tackle in the podcast? We’re all ears!


Green Alliance
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the UK
What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 (World Bank)


An extra special thanks to SYSAV for sponsoring this episode.


Idea, production and editing: The Good Tribe and Circulous
Hosts: Evelina Lundqvist and Malin Leth
Mixing: Umami
Jingle: Merlinn Sound
Initiators the Love Zero Waste community: Evelina Lundqvist and Alexandra Poetz

Let’s co-create!

Love Zero Waste is a collaboration between Circulous and The Good Tribe. We’re always open to ideas and collaborations. Visit us on and and @LoveZeroWaste on Instagram. Spread the love using #lovezerowaste.