Speakers articles

‘FORGET FRACKING, SUSTAIN SEAWEED’ with Joost Wouters

Gas is the future. That may sound counterintuitive in an emerging world of renewable energy where new solar power records are set on a monthly basis. However, for Joost Wouters, Dutch engineer and entrepreneur at The Seaweed Company and Inrada Group, there’s no doubt: in……

‘LONG LIVE PLASTIC!’ with Catia Bastioli

In recent months—inspired by Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II—the widespread problem of plastic pollution has suddenly prompted some bold action. The story of the first supermarket with a “plastic free isle” in the Netherlands went viral and inspired consumers across the globe to demand……

‘SILVER WITHOUT A SILVER LINING’ with Marianne Sebastien

Gold and silver have been desired for ages. And that desire has come at a huge price. Here’s just one number: an estimated 8 million (!) people have died in the Potosi silver mines in present-day Bolivia since Spanish colonialists started mining silver there in……