From Construction Waste to Second Life: Making Reuse of Building Materials Happen with Joe Connell

Today we’re talking about building materials reuse with Joe Connell, Executive Director of the Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA). Tune in to hear about opportunities, challenges and trends regarding building deconstruction and materials reuse, and learn about the BMRA’s upcoming conference. About the Guest Joe Connell is the Executive Director of the Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA). Joe has 20 years of experience in the reuse industry, with accomplishments that include helping to launch several local reuse groups in Portland, Oregon, and serving on the City of Portland’s Deconstruction Advisory Group to pass the nation’s first deconstruction ordinance. Highlights 2:45…
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Making Reuse of Building Materials Happen with Joe Connell | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Making Reuse of Building Materials Happen with Joe Connell | Getting in the Loop Podcast

From Construction Waste to Second Life: Making Reuse of Building Materials Happen with Joe Connell Episode 009: Podcast Show Notes Today we’re talking about building materials reuse with Joe Connell, Executive Director of the Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA). Tune in to hear about opportunities, challenges and trends regarding building deconstruction and materials reuse, and learn about the BMRA’s upcoming conference.   Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways 2:45 What is the BMRA? 5:30 Overview of building materials reuse in the USA – materials and sectors 9:30 Benefits of deconstruction and reuse 13:30 Is deconstruction really new? 15:15 How to…
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How to Move from “Take, Make, Waste” to Circular Business Models and Supply Chains with Catherine Weetman

Earth Day giveaway! Today we’re speaking with Catherine Weetman about implementing circular economy in practice and what she has learned from working with SMEs. We talk about her book Circular Economy: A Handbook for Business and Supply Chains: Repair, Remake, Redesign, Rethink and Catherine has given me a copy to giveaway to one lucky listener! To have a chance at winning, all you need to do is leave a review on this podcast’s iTunes page. Listen to the episode or head over to the show notes at http://www.gettinginthelooppodcast.com to find out more about the giveaway. ABOUT TODAY'S GUEST Catherine Weetman…
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Moving to Circular Business and Supply Chains with Catherine Weetman | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Moving to Circular Business and Supply Chains with Catherine Weetman | Getting in the Loop Podcast

How to Move from "Take, Make, Waste" to Circular Business Models and Supply Chains with Catherine Weetman Episode 008: Podcast Show Notes Earth Day giveaway! Today we’re speaking with Catherine Weetman about implementing circular economy in practice and what she has learned from working with SMEs. We talk about her book “Circular Economy: A Handbook for Business and Supply Chains: Repair, Remake, Redesign, Rethink” and Catherine has given me a copy to giveaway to one lucky listener! For more information about the giveaway, listen to the episode or read more below. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways 2:00 How to…
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How Policy Can Help Create a More Circular Economy with Leonidas Milios

Leonidas Milios is a researcher at the International In at Lund University in Sweden focusing on the management and policy aspects of resources. His research is part of the Mistra REES programme, which consists of three leading Swedish universities and a wide range of industry, governance and civil society partners. Leonidas previously worked as a consultant for the European Commission and the European Environment Agency. HIGHLIGHTS What do we mean by circular economy and strategies to make products and resources last longer [2:30] What is a policy? [7:30] Moving from waste management to waste prevention - how the EU Circular…
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How Policy Can Help Circular Economy with Leonidas Milios | Getting in the Loop Podcast

How Policy Can Help Circular Economy with Leonidas Milios | Getting in the Loop Podcast

How Policy Can Help Create a More Circular Economy with Leonidas Milios Episode 007: Podcast Show Notes In this episode we focus on how policies can help support product repair and reuse, two key parts of the circular economy. Guest Leonidas Milios shares the economic and environmental incentives to design products and materials to last longer and explains how some countries are already paving the way with warranty mandates, spare part policies, durability guidelines, and more. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways What are circular economy strategies to make products and resources last longer [2:30] What is a policy?  [7:30]…
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Courses and Resources to Teach Sustainable Materials Management and Circular Economy with Alessandra Hool

Alessandra Hool is the CEO of the ESM Foundation. The foundation has existed since 1951 and is dedicated to support research and development activities in the field of rare and critical elements. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation develops and coordinates projects in the field of rare and critical elements, such as the European education project SusCritMat. HIGHLIGHTS How the SusCritMat project is helping industry professionals, educators, and researchers address material criticality [3:00] Online videos and courses you can take part in [8:30] Why sustainable resource management starts with supply chains and how to implement this in practice [9:30]…
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Resources to Teach Circular Economy with Alessandra Hool | Getting In the Loop Podcast

Resources to Teach Circular Economy with Alessandra Hool | Getting In the Loop Podcast

Courses and Resources to Teach Sustainable Materials Management and Circular Economy April 8, 2019 Episode 006: Podcast Show Notes Today we're talking with Alessandra Hool about ongoing activities she is leading regarding critical raw materials and circular economy. We discuss the project SusCritMat which is producing educational materials related to sustainable management of critical materials and reflect on the importance of supply chain transparency. Alessandra provides some examples of how companies can manage materials more sustainably and also shares how she is using the In the Loop game to help create awareness of this topic. Podcast Highlights How the SusCritMat…
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Why Asia is Key to the Future of Circular Economy with Adrienna Zsakay

Adrienna Zsakay is the Executive Director of Circular Economy Asia, which implements circular economy programs and projects in the Asian region. Adrienna has spent many years working across Asia, including in Malaysia, India, Korea and Thailand. HIGHLIGHTS The importance of Asia and what is Circular Economy Asia? [1:00] What countries are doing in regards to circular economy [6:00] Circular Economy Asia’s ongoing projects [10:30] Cultural differences and how approaches differ from country to country [14:15] Initiatives toward circularity and untapped potential [18:15] What’s next and connecting to European initiatives [24:00]
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Why Asia is Key to the Future of Circular Economy with Adrienna Zsakay | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Why Asia is Key to the Future of Circular Economy with Adrienna Zsakay | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Why Asia is Key to the Future of Circular Economy with Adrienna Zsakay Episode 005: Podcast Show Notes Adrienna Zsakay, Executive Director of Circular Economy Asia, shares her lessons and experiences from working with circular economy concepts in twenty-four different countries in Asia. We learn about ongoing initiatives, resources her team is currently developing, and why we need to start paying attention to Asia if we want to move to a more circular economy! Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways The importance of Asia and what is Circular Economy Asia? [1:00] What countries are doing in regards to circular economy…
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