Ever wondered how the UK came to generate the most food waste in Europe? Curious to know the role of digital product passports in shaping sustainable supply chains? Tune in to our riveting discussion as we dissect these pressing issues while also examining the predicted tripling demand for new material by 2050. The implications of the UK's exit from the EU on legislation and trade restrictions, the shocking 7 million tonnes of textile waste produced by EU businesses and consumers, and LinkedIn's milestone of 1 billion members are all spotlighted in this episode. We further delve into the alarming increase in cyber threats, illustrated by the recent Boeing incident.
Switching gears, we transition into a critical discussion around the dangers lurking in the shadows of the burgeoning lithium-ion battery market, primarily used in electric vehicles. The grim reality of modern slavery in the UK and the significance of appointing the first independent anti-slavery commissioner is brought to light. As we navigate these complex topics, the importance of ethical supply chains surfaces repeatedly, underscoring the necessity of astute management in this realm. Buckle up for this enlightening journey that promises to enrich your understanding of our global landscape and the urgent need for change. Oh, and don't worry, we also give you a sneak peek into the exciting topics waiting in our upcoming episodes leading up to our landmark 200th episode!
About Tony Hines and the Chain Reaction Podcast – All About Supply Chain Advantage
I have been researching and writing about supply chains for over 25 years. I wrote my first book on supply chain strategies in the early 2000s. Each week we have special episodes on particular topics relating to supply chains. We have a weekly news round up every Saturday at 12 noon. All things impacting global supply chains in that week, so come and join us on the Chain Reaction podcast. I look forward to seeing you there.
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