Dr Greg Lavery, Founder of Rype Office talks about how he's bringing a disruptive circular economy model into the buildings industry by re-manufacturing beautiful furniture
According to a 2012 study by WRAP, 300 tons of office furniture is going to waste every day. Serial entrepreneur, Dr Greg Lavery enlightens us on why he sees remanufacturing office furniture as the big opportunity for a more circular building industry.
In this episode, Greg shares his personal journey from running a solar company in Australia to founding Rype Office and how they are able to supply beautifully designed, sustainable and low cost furniture. Greg talks about their game changing innovation of creating job opportunities for the long term unemployed, thus creating social, financial and environmental sustainability.
Greg shares an interesting insight to his product innovation and highly encourage other remanufacturers to follow suit. As a successful entrepreneur, Greg talks about where he looks for inspiration, and it’s not where you would expect and not from within the sustainability sector.
As an unintentional minor comedy moment, also listen out for when the cleaner walks into Greg’s flat during the interview.
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