Episode 1

Published on:

7th Jun 2022

Sydney Vernier and David Lee | How Young People Can Play a Bigger Role in Recycling

In this episode of the Sustainably Circular podcast, Andy Straisfeld talks to Sydney Vernier and David Lee. Both are high school students as well as enthusiastic environmentalists who are on the front line of reducing the impact PPEs and facemasks are having on the environment. 

Andy also makes mentions the CBC News Radio national segment on box recycling and how you can take part in our survey about 'paying for recycling.'

You'll learn about Sydney and David's progress in promoting their mask recycling program in their local communities and across schools in the USA.

You'll discover what the bigger challenge is: People just don't want to recycle, or they simply don't know how to?

You'll learn how Sydney and David navigate the obstacles they've faced along the way.

You'll discover why there's still reason to optimistic about the future of recycling and climate change. It's not all doom and gloom.

You don't want to miss this!

What You'll Learn in this Show:

  • What motivated Sydney and David to start a social enterprise for recycling masks.
  • Ways the young generation can have a more significant impact when it comes to recycling and environmental conservation
  • Some of the main factors that inhibit people's willingness to recycle and how to overcome these limitations. 
  • Is raising social awareness on climate change really enough?
  • And so much moreā€¦


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About the Podcast

Sustainably Circular
You are listening to the Sustainably Circular Podcast. This show is dedicated to the circular economy and how with a few key changes, you can help create a more sustainable world. No scare tactics, no shame! If we are going to do this we need everyone actively engaged, onboard, and including you.

Your host is no other than Andy Straisfield, who is the coFounder and Partner at MEA Health, Canada's First Stop For PPE Recycling. You are here for one thing: to better understand the circular economy and your role in it.

Every episode, we will dive into the key issues around sustainability and the circular economy so that you can lead others in this new sustainable world.

About your host

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Andy Straisfeld

After 15 years of a successful career in medical sales, Andy Straisfeld chose to quit the hustle and bustle of the corporate world to champion and strategize for medical recycling and its role in the Circular Economy. Andy is a recognized leader in hospital waste reclamation and along the way has founded and become the VP Business Development of Lifecycle Revive and MEA Health Corporation. His new roles as a green economy strategist and as a podcast guest have led Andy to bring you a new podcast: Sustainably Circular. The show helps both the C-suite and citizen make the right choice to PPE waste recycling and understand its place in the global Circular Economy. Andy's off-the-wall attitude and passion will motivate you to take action!