re-FUSE
We write about the future: 100% reusable, safer, sustainable products made for the circular economy.
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Write for a publication that will highlight the problems of waste in our society, giving practical solutions for the cultural and industrial shifts evolving around us for sustainable society and economics. We tell the truth about industry, science and a positive future for the world to avoid climate and environmental damage.

FUSE ideas and reFUSE to accept waste.

We believe in open process and knowledge.


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Montage by author on photo by sergio souza on Unsplash

It’s a way of thinking. The Circular Economy model has already been adopted by business and governments all around the world.

The theory can be distilled into 3 core focus areas which can be applied to each business model:

  • waste and pollution are a failure
  • products and materials live forever
  • natural ecosystems need to regenerate

We should learn how focus on these 3 ideas with everything we do, enhance the core strategies of business and do the same in the way we live our personal lives. …


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Photo by YUCAR FotoGrafik on Unsplash

My family has the tradition of spending the first day of the year near the sea. Obviously it feels great to go for a healthy walk at the beach after all the extra eating from Christmas and Hogmanay, but there’s more to it. Looking at the immensity of the sea gives us the feeling that everything is possible. The sea is exciting, challenging and refreshing — as the first day of the year should be!

I grew up in Portugal reading poets like Sophia de Mello Breyner and Fernando Pessoa who beautifully celebrate the grandiosity and mystery of the sea, but they didn’t get me ready for this sea. …


Today we are going to talk about how recycled plastic became lighting and the amazing work of Katty Barac.

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Work of lightning from One Foot Taller in collaboration with ReFUSE using recycled plastic

One Foot Taller, established in Glasgow in 1995, started out as a product design company specialising in the design and supply of lighting and furniture. Since then it has grown into a specific lighting design and supply business, for home, office and commercial settings. One Foot Taller’s work has been recognised through national and exhibition-specific awards and through inclusion in various publications Conran Octopus Contemporary Furniture, The International Design Yearbook and ZOO Magazine. Katty employs local manufacturers predominantly, uses new materials and processes along with traditional and recycled ones, and is focussed on sustainability.

“In business I would like to consciously keep a balance: as well as product sales, to think of workers’ or suppliers’ wellbeing, customers’ wellbeing, the environment. As well as work, to have a lot of time for other parts of life.” …


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Today I’m going to write about Adam Winstanley, who I met a couple of weeks ago. From the instant I met Adam, I could feel that something was going on. I was actually really cold when I met him, it was a typical rainy autumnal day in Glasgow and I just wanted to get inside a cozy coffee shop to warm up. But Adam’s excitement talking about the world, his day, music, virtual reality, saving the planet…just the fact that he could combine all these topics together was fascinating! I forgot about the coffee shop. I didn’t even feel cold anymore, probably because my mind was working so fast. It was a lot to listen to, to think about, to imagine, and I couldn’t help myself but to keep asking him questions, commenting on his ideas, feeling more and more connected to his vision. …


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Michael Green Architecture, Digital Build, CLT & Traditional barn montage

We must build on 1000’s of years of knowledge in tandem with latest technology that works for us all, without damaging the environment and economy we live in.

At the start of the 2020’s, the time for debate and activism on policy in sustainable design is over. Practical solutions are the key, delivered immediately for positive change to happen, in Scotland and beyond. We must confront the existential threat of climate change. This means using our depth of knowledge in tandem with the latest technology, without damaging the environment and economy we live in. A holistic, inclusive focus on this goal can help solve systemic problems we have in construction and industry as a whole.

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