Learning via Google searches

Product/market research continues. I feel like the majority of my time is spent on Google these days. It feels wasteful, but I don’t know a faster way to learn about this industry and potential business opportunities.

I want to make stuff

I think that I want to create a company that makes things out of recycled plastic – to avoid things going to landfill and waterways. What kind of products would I make? Not completely sure. It seems like recycled plastic is mostly used for making industrial or outdoor parts like roof tiles, outdoor tiles and furniture – at least here in Australia. There must be some restrictions as to what you can use the product for? More research to do.

The fashion industry has far more to environmental issues than waste

Attended the Circular Fashion Conference. I didn’t realise the extent of the environmental impacts of the fashion industry. I was only looking at it from a waste perspective. They have way more work to do to fix the environmental aspects in their design and manufacturing processes first before it even makes it to the landfills.

I think that any business opportunities here (at least that I can see immediately) will take a significant investment and years to achieve some wins. At least they’re trying to address these types of environmental concerns with conferences such as these, but I’m moving on.

Where is the business opportunity?

Started putting together a slide deck of potential business opportunities that I have found so far in the recycled plastic space. There has to be something here that hasn’t already been done or perhaps a new product? Maybe I can work with companies already manufacturing great recycled plastic products?

Waste in the Fashion Industry

Registered for the Circular Fashion conference in Melbourne. There seems to be a lot of textile waste going to landfill, and I don’t know that much about this industry. I wonder if there might be some business opportunities in this space?