Peter Goodwin runs Closed Loop Environmental Solutions, in the UK, and has pioneered many circular solutions within the hospitality and foodservice sector to recover and recycle single use food and beverage packaging.
A sustainability professional with significant commercial experience in the resource management sector, Peter has proven expertise in the design, implementation and management of collaborative programmes, supporting the transition to a circular economy, which has led to long-term organisational and behavioural change.
Recognising that no one organisation alone can solve the challenges of achieving a circular economy, Peter and Closed Loop have built a strong partnership of stakeholders, across the entire material life-cycle, including manufacturers, the supply-chain, end-user customers, logistics providers and reprocessors, as well as product designers and manufacturers.
In 2014, Peter founded Simply Cups; the UK’s first nationwide service to address the billions of paper cups being sent to landfill or for incineration. With a vision of turning this valuable this resource back into something useful, Simply Cups now offer a wide range of functional products, including travel cups, outdoor furniture, promotional merchandise, stationery and even cup bins – all made from used cups. Simply Cups has since expanded into Australia and is shortly to be rolled out into other international markets.