Earth911 Podcast: Google’s Mike Werner on Building Circular Economies

Earth911 Podcast: Google’s Mike Werner on Building Circular Economies

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Google’s round financial system chief, Mike Werner, explains the various renewable energy, waste discount, and inside strategic modifications which have established mum or dad firm Alphabet on the forefront of company sustainability.

Google achieved carbon neutrality for its search engine operations in 2007 and a decade later had matched 100% of its power use with renewable energy credits. It pioneered reusing server and information middle gear and elements, and at present diverts 78% of its information middle and 64% of its workplace waste from landfills. Mike explains how Google collaborates with different firms, together with opponents, within the Clean Energy Buyers Alliance, which seeks to realize 90% nationwide renewable power technology capability by 2030.

Mike Werner, Google's circular economy leader
Mike Werner, Google’s round financial system chief, is our visitor on Sustainability in Your Ear.

In addition to the launch of their Circular Economy startup accelerator, we talk about how the Google Cloud Platform and shopper providers are integrating environmental info to assist knowledgeable modifications in enterprise and particular person sustainability. Mike, who’s on the board of administrators at our recent guest Rheaply, breaks down how reuse, improved carbon monitoring, and round financial system methods can speed up the decarbonization of society.

Google, whose mission is to prepare the world’s information, is rethinking its enterprise and providers to realize carbon neutrality and, finally, draw down CO2 ranges as a part of the conventional course of its enterprise. You can study extra about Google’s sustainability and round financial system packages at