We first came across ‘circular economy’ in Berlin, in 2015. The building that Jessie was going to each day for her performance residency, was also home to Circular Berlin. Back then it was just two people that would host weekly talks to explain the concept, freely, and open to anyone.
In 2017, we both travelled to Sydney to meet Candice, the speaker on the topic of Circular Economy- and the only person we could find who understood the topic.
We met for a coffee, and straight away- it was like we were old friends. She then invited us to come to her place for dinner, where we had one of the best nights we’ve ever had in Sydney. We ended up staying late, and slept over with her and her young family- they were so instantly open and generous. It was one of the first times that the ‘sustainability’ network had opened up to being what I had always imagined. Open, generous and kind.
In 2019, we had the unexpected pleasure of meeting one of the co-founders of Circular Holland at a food waste, Guerrilla Kitchen event. And a few weeks later, we discovered another movement- this time a certification business in Estonia.
We’ve taken many learnings from each of these experiences, and it was the potency of people like Candice and Hans that brought as to put circular economy as the main focus in Rubber Cuppy.
Ensuring everything is circular, is our guiding principle. And we will share another article to explain more about the method, and how you can apply it to your life.