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117) How lab-grown diamonds are disrupting the diamond mining industry for the better with Alex Weindling

By Kaméa Chayne - Eco Creative, Social Entrepreneur, Author, Holistic Health Coach

How do lab-grown diamonds compare in their environmental impact with conventionally mined ones? Given that some people rely on mining diamonds for their livelihoods, why do we still need to transition away from extracting these precious stones by way of mining?   Sharing his wisdom here is Alex Weindling, Founder and CEO of Clean Origin, a jewelry company which sells lab-grown diamonds. You'll hear about some of the major social and environmental issues involved in conventional diamond mining, how lab-grown diamonds are made, why this technology should render the need for mining diamonds obsolete, and more. Let's dive in!   *Enjoying the show? Support Green Dreamer on Patreon for bonus episodes, access to our private support community, and more.*   HIGHLIGHTS [5:04] Alex talks about what eventually led him to leave his family business in the conventional diamond industry. [10:02] Alex: "Not only can we get them without ripping craters in the earth that are literally visible from the atmosphere, but we can make them more accessible to more people." [15:39] Kaméa: "Do you think there is such a thing as sustainable mining?" [18:03] Why the diamond mining today is becoming less and less efficient, using more resources for less yield of diamonds. [19:52] How lab-grown diamonds are created. [24:33] How transitioning away from mining diamonds will impact those whose livelihoods depend on it. [28:49] Alex discusses what the best ways are to give our diamonds new life at the end of their life-cycles for us.   Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/117, subscribe to our free weekly newsletter, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!   *Enjoying the show? Support Green Dreamer on Patreon for bonus episodes, access to our private support community, and more.*

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