Two Rules for the Circular Economy and Setting System Conditions for an Abundance of Flows with Ken Webster

Ken Webster is a leading expert on the circular economy and author of the book The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows. From 2012-2018, he was Head of Innovation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation where he remains an associate, and he now holds positions at both the University of Exeter and Linkoping University. In this episode, I talk with Ken about the importance of thinking in systems. Do we want to circulate wealth or extract it? How do we ensure we’re setting the right system conditions for the circular economy? Tune in to today’s discussion to find out. For show notes and links visit www.gettinginthelooppodcast.com. HIGHLIGHTS Moving towards the circular economy [01:45] Reflections on the surge of interest in circular economy and the challenges ahead [05:30] Two rules for the circular economy and why we need to stop looking for examples [11:25] What are the system conditions for the circular economy? [017:30] How to make the system circular and the need for both big and small...
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Two Rules for the Circular Economy with Ken Webster | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Two Rules for the Circular Economy with Ken Webster | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP: CIRCULAR ECONOMY PODCAST 1 Two Rules for the Circular Economy and Setting System Conditions for an Abundance of Flows with Ken Webster Episode 004: Podcast Show Notes Today we’re talking with Ken Webster about the importance of thinking in systems and why we need to stop looking for circular economy examples and start thinking about what we’re trying to achieve. Do we want to circulate wealth or extract it? How do we ensure we’re setting the right system conditions for the circular economy? Tune in to today’s discussion to find out. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways Moving towards the circular economy [01:45] Reflections on the surge of interest in circular economy and the challenges ahead [05:30] Two rules for the circular economy and why we need to stop looking for examples [11:25] What are the system conditions for the circular economy? [017:30] How to make the system circular and the need for both big and small flows [22:45] Future visioning and useful links [33:45] SUBSCRIBE NOW Learn More...
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Goodbye Fast Fashion? Redesigning a New Textiles Economy to Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits

In today’s episode, Helene Smits shares about her work with companies and brands to close the loop in the textiles sector. Helene reflects on what brands are currently doing to implement more sustainable business practices, such as using recycled content and addressing environmental impacts of production. She also discusses successes and challenges she’s encountered over the past few years of working with brands to close the loop, and emphasizes the importance of also addressing consumption habits within the textiles and apparel sector - even if that means asking ‘Do I really need this?’ before you make your next purchase. Helene Smits founded Circle Economy’s Textiles Program in 2014 and recently launched her own independent consulting firm called Stating the Obvious. She focuses on collaborative projects that drive the practical implementation of circularity in the industry and works with a wide array of pioneering organisations including Recover, The Alliance for Responsible Denim, Textile Exchange, Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Fashion for Good. Highlights Our existing...
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Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP: CIRCULAR ECONOMY PODCAST New episodes Monday @12 CET 1 Goodbye Fast Fashion? Redesigning a New Textiles Economy to Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits Episode 003: Podcast Show Notes In today’s episode, Helene Smits shares about her work with companies and brands to close the loop in the textiles sector. Helene reflects on what brands are currently doing to implement more sustainable business practices, such as using recycled content and addressing environmental impacts of production. She also discusses successes and challenges she’s encountered over the past few years of working with brands to close the loop, and emphasizes the importance of also addressing consumption habits within the textiles and apparel sector - even if that means asking, ‘Do I really need this?,’ before you make your next purchase. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways Our existing textiles system [01:45] What brands are currently doing [04:00] Challenges/opportunities for closing the loop in the apparel industry [10:30] New fashion business models and are they really beneficial? [17:25] What...
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What is a Critical Raw Material and Can We Learn Strategic Materials Management from Historical Examples? with David Peck

In today’s episode, TU Delft Associate Professor David Peck talks about a topic often linked to the circular economy - critical materials. In the show, Dave explains that it’s not about running out of materials and why material criticality should be considered. We reflect on how this relates to the circular economy, and dive into Dave's research on what we can learn from the British response to material shortages in WWII. Show notes and links available at www.gettinginthelooppodcast.com. Highlights The importance of critical materials to society [02:30] The ‘Homer Simpson’ moment we face regarding sustainable development [11:30] British material shortages in WWII and strategic response [15:30] What you had to do to get furniture in WWII Britain [22:30] Are these strategies and policies applicable today? [24:00] What we can do and creating awareness [31:00] Upcoming EU regulations [35:00] ...
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Join the Circular Economy Club, an International Network of People Making a Circular Economy Happen with Anna Tari

Today on the show we’re speaking with Anna Tari, who is CEO of the Circular Economy Club - a worldwide organization she founded in 2012 for anyone interested in circular economy. Anna discusses what’s she learned about circular economy in the years since the club’s founding, shares (for the first time!) an exciting event they are launching later this year, and explains how you can become a member and even start your own club. For show notes and resources visit www.gettinginthelooppodcast.com. Highlights What is the Circular Economy Club (CEC)? [02:00] How to start your own local hub [08:50]Connecting local hubs to a global network [09:50]Takeaways from a global mapping of circular economy initiatives [12:30]CEC resources and an upcoming special event to encourage local city action [15:50] Education and work with universities [21:30] ...
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Join the Circular Economy Club with Anna Tari | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Join the Circular Economy Club with Anna Tari | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP: CIRCULAR ECONOMY PODCAST 1 Join the Circular Economy Club, an International Network of People Making a Circular Economy Happen with Anna Tari Episode 002: Podcast Show Notes Today on the podcast we’re speaking with Anna Tari, who is CEO of the Circular Economy Club - a worldwide organization she founded in 2012 for anyone interested in circular economy. Anna discusses what’s she learned about circular economy in the years since the club’s founding, shares (for the first time!) an exciting event they are launching later this year, and explains how you can become a member and even start your own club. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways What is the Circular Economy Club (CEC)? [02:00] How to start your own local hub [08:50] Connecting local hubs to a global network [09:50] Takeaways from a global mapping of circular economy initiatives [12:30] CEC resources and an upcoming special event to encourage local city action [15:50] Education and work with universities [21:30] SUBSCRIBE NOW Learn More About the Circular Economy Club Circular...
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Critical Raw Materials and Historical Examples with David Peck | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Critical Raw Materials and Historical Examples with David Peck | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP: CIRCULAR ECONOMY PODCAST 1 What is a Critical Raw Material and Can We Learn Strategic Materials Management from Historical Examples? with David Peck Episode 001: Podcast Show Notes In today’s episode, TU Delft Associate Professor David Peck talks about a topic often linked to the circular economy - critical materials. In the show, Dave explains that it’s not about running out of materials and why material criticality should be considered. We reflect on how this relates to the circular economy, and dive into Dave's research on what we can learn from the British response to material shortages in WWII. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways The importance of critical materials to society [02:30] The ‘Homer Simpson’ moment we face regarding sustainable development [11:30] British material shortages in WWII and strategic response [15:30] What you had to do to get furniture in WWII Britain [22:30] Are these strategies and policies applicable today? [24:00] What we can do and creating awareness [31:00] Upcoming EU regulations [35:00] SUBSCRIBE NOW Learn More about Circular...
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Introducing the Getting In the Loop Podcast – The Need for a Circular Economy Podcast

You’ve heard about circular economy, and you’re probably actively working in this space. Maybe you're in education, industry, or policy? You know there’s so much going on. But what’s actually happening? And is it really making a difference? This is the starting point for the Getting in the Loop podcast and I invite you to join me in the search to find out. Each week I interview circular economy experts about what they’re doing and learning. And the best bit - you get to be a part of it! Welcome to the very first episode! In this episode I share about why I started this podcast, who I am, and how it will work. New episodes will be released on Mondays at Noon, CET. You can listen and subscribe at www.gettinginthelooppodcast.com to have each new episode delivered to your inbox. Have an idea for an amazing guest or a topic you’d like me to cover? Email me: katie (at) intheloopgames.com. ...
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Getting in the Loop Circular Economy Podcast | Episode 000

Getting in the Loop Circular Economy Podcast | Episode 000

GETTING IN THE LOOP: CIRCULAR ECONOMY PODCAST 1 Introducing the Getting In the Loop Circular Economy Podcast Episode 000: Podcast Show Notes Welcome to Getting In the Loop, the first podcast dedicated to circular economy! In this episode I share about why I started this podcast, who I am, and how it will work. You’ve heard about circular economy, and you’re probably actively working in this space. Maybe you're in education, industry, or policy? You know there’s so much going on. Interest has exploded in the past few years; countries have made commitments and pledges. But what’s actually happening? And is it really making a difference? This is the starting point for the Getting in the Loop podcast and I invite you to join me in the search to find out. Each week I interview circular economy experts about what they’re doing and learning. And the best bit - you get to be a part of it! New episodes will be released on Mondays at Noon, CET....
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