Zero Waste Nation

Zero Waste Nation

Welcome to the Zero Waste Nation Podcast. Here we discuss how we can move towards a waste free society. This podcast is brought to you by Zero Waste Norway, who help businesses within the public and private sector refuse and reduce waste. The show is hosted by Kristine Ullaland, who live a Zero Waste lifestyle. She is also the leader and founder of Zero Waste Norway. If you want to learn more about our work, check out /


September 18, 2020 37 min

Welcome to a talk about tipping points and where change needs to come from, as the award-winning professor, author and biologist Dag O. Hessen joins us in our season finale.

Dag timely released a book about tipping points, just at the same time as the pandemic struck us. Is there any correlations here?

Check out his book "Verden på vippepunktet" here (E-book / audiobook). For a physical book, check out your local book store ...

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Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell is the owner of GO Box, a Zero Waste company who provides reusable takeaway containers for food and drinks for the service industry in Portland. Be inspired by their experience and mindset, and learn how something similar can be done in your community. Read more about their work here.

PS. We just got rated top 6 Zero Waste-podcast. Check out the article and find more inspiring Zero Waste-podcasts!

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Historian Susan Strasser share her research and thoughts around the topic of waste and consumption. To learn where to go, we need to know where we came from. Join us in this chat to learn how Susan Strasser reflects on the connection of our past and presence, and what we can learn from our past in our quest to move towards a true circular, Zero Waste society.

Check out he books here:

Waste and Want. A social history of trash.


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Psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes talks about how we can be mindful about the human psychology, when wanting to engage people in our enthusiasm for a true, circular society.

Check out his book; What we think about when we try not to think about global warming. The Norwegian can be found in a bookstore near you (or here).

Follow his Facebook-page here.

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Physician and author, Dr. Cate Shanahan , about whole, natural and sustainable food.


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Finian Makepeace, co-founder of Kiss The Ground, about composting, regenerative agriculture and soil health.

Zero Waste Nation is a podcast by Kristine Ullaland, CEO of Zero Waste Norway


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Anne Blirup from Sustainawear on a circular approach to textile production, consumption and waste management

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Toxicology and food packaging expert Dr. Jane Muncke about the use of plastics during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Dr. Paul Connett about the circular economy and waste-free society.

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