by Rumbidzai Mashavave The three principles of a circular economy are to design out waste and pollution; keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems. Industries largely in Europe and China that have since embraced circular economy principles in their businesses have cited compliance to policy and realization of economic benefits to the business as being the main drivers to a transition to a circular economy. Principle 1: Design out waste and pollution. In the food industry, a study revealed that restaurants experience up to a 14-fold return on their investment in food waste reduction programs. As of … Continue reading Rethink/Redesign/Refuse waste in the Zimbabwean food industry
by Rumbidzai Mashavave With 18 hour power cuts in Zimbabwe, rising costs of LP gas as an alternative source of energy, the high costs of solar energy. We cannot continue to limit the potential of biogas as a renewable source … Continue reading Urban Local Resource: Food Waste for energy
Written by Rumbidzai Mashavave In 2014, I was part of a Healthy Urban Environments: Participatory Approaches in Improving Food Sovereignty in Urban Communities Participatory Action Research training project. It was facilitated by Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC) In collaboration … Continue reading it takes 1 peri-urban farmer to think,collaborate & act circular.
Written by Rumbidzai Mashavave As the Zimbabwean economy continues to plunge, I thought it important to share coping mechanisms at household level and community level that promote circular thinking ad sustainability. The questions of access to basic needs are what … Continue reading Zimbabwe survival tips- think, act circular
Written by Rumbidzai Mashavave The transition to a circular economy in the food system improves nutrition-related health outcomes. Globally nutrition imbalances are a cause for concern. Obesity has been largely dominant in middle-high income countries, while micronutrient deficiencies have been … Continue reading Nutrition Surveillance- Do we collect the RIGHT information for public health?
By Rumbidzai Mashavave In response to the dire situation in the government hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Save our Hospitals Initiative was born in Zimbabwe and thus far is made up of a co group of volunteers affiliated with the … Continue reading Zimbabwe Health system Diaries: Circular Economy-the answer
For us to ACT, we need to first of all THINK. This involves understanding the concept of circular economy, its applicability to local settings, in this case Zimbabwe Continue reading Sustainability gives a thumbs up to Circular Economy.
There is need to go beyond talking but to ACT – Action, Collaborate, Think Continue reading Time to ACT: Circular Food systems
by Rumbidzai Mashavave In April 2018, the nurses went on strike, 16,000 nurses got fired and then reinstated. In December 2018- 530 junior doctors went on strike, and now on a 14-day suspension In January 2019 Doctors strike ends and … Continue reading Zimbabwe Health System Diaries: Doctors, patients, The Government
by Rumbidzai Mashavave 2018 has not been the best year for Zimbabwe but it sure still looks beautiful As the year draws to an end, we celebrate the holidays, reflect (at some point) of 2018, a replica of 2008 in … Continue reading It’s the little things: 2018 in Zimbabwe