Circular Economy in a Time of COVID-19

Circular Economy in a Time of COVID-19

Circular Economy in a Time of COVID-19 Episode 043: Podcast Show Notes I had planned for this episode to be a recap of my trip to the Circular Economy Symposium at Harvard, which took place earlier this month and I know some of you tuned into virtually! But, today I wanted to address the topic that’s everywhere right now: coronavirus. In today’s episode, I am reflecting broadly on the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic could have on the circular economy movement. I’ve selected three positive effects I hope it will have including: Improving our ability for (virtual) collaboration Illustrating the possibility for strong leadership and quick action Supporting distributed - rather than centralised - circularity We also touch on the European Commission’s New Circular Economy Action Plan. I want to hear your thoughts and comments, so I’ve posted the transcript of this podcast on my LinkedIn as an article.  After you’re done listening, I invite you to join in on the conversation by posting a comment on the...
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Circular Business Transformation and Moving Towards Circular Economy with Mike Townsend | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Business Transformation and Moving Towards Circular Economy with Mike Townsend | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Business Transformation and Moving Towards Circular Economy with Mike Townsend Episode 042: Podcast Show Notes Today we are talking with the Earthshine Group’s Founder and CEO Mike Townsend! Mike is passionate about sharing knowledge and skills in support of the transition towards a sustainable economy. In this episode, Mike talks about the business of change and how transforming business towards circular ways of working starts with capability development. You’ll also hear about some recent circular economy projects that Mike has been involved with, including a fascinating project with Norsk Ombruk, which remanufactures white goods such as washing machines. Learn More About Circular Economy Earthshine Group Website  Norsk Ombruk: The Benefits Case for Remanufacturing   About Today's Guest Mike Townsend Mike Townsend is an influential business and economic transformation leader, board member, speaker, teacher, and writer – with thirty-five years of experience in business, supply chain, consultancy, education & training, and engineering. He has worked with a wide range of organisations, large and small, in all sectors in...
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Communicating Circular Economy and How to be a Circular Entrepreneur with Katherine Whalen  | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Communicating Circular Economy and How to be a Circular Entrepreneur with Katherine Whalen | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Communicating Circular Economy and How to be a Circular Entrepreneur with Katherine Whalen Episode 041: Podcast Show Notes It’s official! I’m now Dr. Whalen and today we’re celebrating on the podcast by mixing things up a bit from our normal interviews. Lately I’ve been receiving a lot of requests from people who are just getting into the circular economy and want to understand the basics. Recently I had the chance to incorporate storytelling techniques into my approach when I was invited to give a keynote speech at Lund University for an event called Trendspotting Circular Economy. I thought I’d share the talk with you and I hope it will inspire you in how you communicate circular economy. Learn More About Circular Economy Katherine Whalen Dissertation - Circular Business Models that Extend Product Value: Going Beyond Recycling to Create New Circular Business Opportunities Episode 31 Episode 37 Episode 38 Slides + Audio from Trendspotting Event Related Podcast Episodes from Getting in the Loop Where to Study Circular Economy with Tim...
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Circular Plastics and Collaborating for the Circular Economy with Jeff Wooster | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Plastics and Collaborating for the Circular Economy with Jeff Wooster | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Plastics and Collaborating for the Circular Economy with Jeff Wooster Episode 040: Podcast Show Notes You may have wondered what big companies are doing about the circular economy, so today Jeff Wooster joins us to talk about just that! Jeff Wooster is the Global Sustainability Director for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. Dow is one of the third largest chemical companies in the world and a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE 100) Network. In this episode, you will learn about some of the initiatives DOW has been working on regarding circular economy. This includes a partnership with the company Fuenix Ecogy Group to use plastic waste in the production of new polymers, and Project Butterfly which is a social initiative that addresses poor waste management through education, clean-ups, and innovation. Tune in to find out what must be done to meet our future plastic demands.   Learn More About Circular Economy Partnership between Dow and Fuenix Ecogy Group Project...
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Designing Materials and Emotionally Durable Products for a Circular Economy with Merryn Haines-Gadd | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Designing Materials and Emotionally Durable Products for a Circular Economy with Merryn Haines-Gadd | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Designing Materials and Emotionally Durable Products for a Circular Economy with Merryn Haines-Gadd Episode 039: Podcast Show Notes Today we’re talking about design and innovation for a circular economy! I’m joined by Dr. Merryn Haines-Gadd from the University of Exeter’s Centre for Circular Economy. In this episode, you will learn about emotionally durable design and the nine product longevity strategies that are relevant for circular economy. You will also hear about the fascinating new world of self-healing materials and the various applications where they are being applied to help extend product lifetimes.    Learn More About Circular Economy Exeter Centre for Circular Economy Manufacturing Immortality Project Ken Webster Podcast Episode Related Podcast Episodes from Getting in the Loop Where to Study Circular Economy with Tim Forslund | Getting in the Loop Podcast Two Rules for the Circular Economy with Ken Webster | Getting in the Loop Podcast Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits | Getting in the Loop Podcast   About Today's Guest Dr. Merryn Haines-Gadd Dr. Merryn Haines-Gadd is a post-doc researcher...
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Circular Conversations and a New Economy with Emanuele Di Francesco  | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Conversations and a New Economy with Emanuele Di Francesco | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Conversations and a New Economy with Emanuele Di Francesco Episode 038: Podcast Show Notes Today we are getting in the loop with Emanuele Di Francesco, founder of the online platform Circular Conversations. In this episode, you will learn about Circular Conversations, a platform where Emanuele engages with leaders in thinking related to the circular economy. You will also hear about Emanuele's work setting up circular economy projects at the Unknown Group. Learn More About Circular Economy Circular Coversations Unknown Group Related Podcast Episodes from Getting in the Loop Where to Study Circular Economy with Tim Forslund | Getting in the Loop Podcast Two Rules for the Circular Economy with Ken Webster | Getting in the Loop Podcast Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits | Getting in the Loop Podcast   About Today's Guest Emanuele di Francesco Emanuele Di Francesco is founder of the online platform Circular Conversations. He is a passionate researcher and entrepreneur in the space of the circular economy, with an interest in opening up societal dialogue...
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Circular Business Models and Entrepreneurship in a Circular Economy with Katherine Whalen  | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Business Models and Entrepreneurship in a Circular Economy with Katherine Whalen | Getting in the Loop Podcast

What is the Circular Economy Game In the Loop? with Katherine Whalen Episode 037: Podcast Show Notes It’s our last episode of 2019! Today I’m sharing an episode I recorded about circular business models with Steven Curtis and Sofie Sandin, two of my colleagues at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University. This episode originally appeared on the ‘Advancing Sustainable Solutions’ podcast that Sofie and Steven co-host at the IIIEE. I wanted to share it with you all because of the insight into circular business models! In the episode we address two main questions: What are circular business models? How can entrepreneurs contribute to the circular economy? As part of the latter question, I share a bit about what we’re learning in the C://BOOT program, where I helped mentor twenty-one budding circular economy entrepreneurs this past fall. This episode is actually the first of three episodes from ‘Advancing Sustainable Solutions’ on business in a circular economy. You can find links to the...
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Circular Change and National Circular Economy Roadmaps with Ladeja Godina Košir | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Change and National Circular Economy Roadmaps with Ladeja Godina Košir | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Change and National Circular Economy Roadmaps with Ladeja Godina Košir Episode 036: Podcast Show Notes In today’s episode, you’ll hear about Ladeja’s work to create a Circular Economy Roadmap for Slovenia and how she is working with people all over the world to implement circular change. Ladeja and I reflect on the importance of considering culture when discussing circular economy, and Ladeja shares some examples from her work in Norway and the Americas. We also talk about leadership for a circular economy and what it means to be a circular economy leader. This is something I was eager to hear from Ladeja about since I find her to be an inspirational circular economy leader, and in the episode, Ladeja share her thoughts about the qualities and capabilities that she thinks are necessary for today’s CE leaders.    Learn More About Circular Economy and Topics in this Episode European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform Circular Change The Circulars   About the Show Getting In the Loop is a weekly podcast dedicated...
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India and the Circular Economy (Part 2): Examples from the Off-Grid Solar Industry with Lucyl Staub | Getting in the Loop Podcast

India and the Circular Economy (Part 2): Examples from the Off-Grid Solar Industry with Lucyl Staub | Getting in the Loop Podcast

India and the Circular Economy (Part 2): Examples from the Off-Grid Solar Industry with Lucyl Staub Episode 035: Podcast Show Notes It’s time for the second and final episode in our two-part series on the circular economy in India. Last week we were joined by a special guest host, Lucyl Staub to learn about the current state of India and the circular economy. This week, Lucyl returns to guide us through conversations with experts to discover more about the future of circular economy in India. As part of looking ahead, Lucyl also investigates the off-grid solar industry in India, looking at how to encourage the repair, reuse, and re-manufacturing of off-grid solar panels. This two-part special makes a great follow up to Episode 005’ Why Asia is Key to the Future of Circular Economy with Adrienna Zsakay’. You can find Adrienna’s episode as well as links to other resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes on our website at www.gettinginthelooppodcast.com. Interviewee's Description Ulhas Parlikar Ulhas...
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India and the Circular Economy (Part 1) with Lucyl Staub | Getting in the Loop Podcast

India and the Circular Economy (Part 1) with Lucyl Staub | Getting in the Loop Podcast

India and the Circular Economy (Part 1) with Lucyl Staub Episode 034: Podcast Show Notes In this special two-part episode, we’re learning about the state of the Circular Economy in India! This episode is a never before on the Getting in the Loop podcast because we have a special guest host, Lucyl Staub. Lucyl and I worked in collaboration on this episode and she will take over for me in a lot of the episode, guiding us through interviews with experts to discover more about how India is moving towards a more circular economy. In this episode (Part One), we’ll discover the current state of circular economy in India. And, in Part Two, we will hear more about the future of circular economy in India as well as from Lucyl about the research that brought her to India in the first place! This episode is a great follow up to Episode 005 ‘Why Asia is Key to the Future of Circular Economy with Adrienna...
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