"My name is Lindsay Gardner and I am a business development manager for Trident Plastics, who are injection moulders.
"My role is as far as the circular economy is concerned is to find new products and develop new products for the organisation as part of its automotive diversification and to look at ways of improving the whole of life aspect of the product from inception, with recycled materials, through to recycling, at the end of life.
"It involves innovation and developing new products, as we talk to the customer about what they are trying to achieve with new product design and then look at the whole of the life scenario from manufacture to the recycling at the end of life, and how the product is going to interact with other products in the marketplace.
"The circular economy is important to me because it is important for, not only ourselves, in our lives but for our children and our children’s children, to ensure that the resources that we have available to us are going to be enough for the future for our families ahead and for the global economy. In manufacturing we try and incorporate as much recycled material as possible to keep the costs down initially but then we look at the end of life to get that material back.
"In ten or twenty years, I see that the circular economy will be part of our everyday life and that our businesses will be based around the whole of life scenario of our products so everything that is made will already be earmarked to be returned, if not to us then to someone who will take care of that product appropriately. "
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