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 What is the Building Materials Reuse Association? 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 deconstruct a building & hybrid deconstruction 18:15 Buildings as material banks in Europe and the US 21:00 Upcoming activities at the BMRA 24:00 Material marketplaces, business opportunities and challenges ...
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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

GETTING IN THE LOOP PODCAST   1 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 deconstruct a building & hybrid deconstruction 18:15 Buildings as material banks in Europe and the US 21:00 Upcoming activities at the BMRA 24:00 Material marketplaces, business opportunities and challenges   !!! SPECIAL GIVEAWAY !!! Earth Day Giveaway of the Book, 'A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains’ Last week's guest Catherine Weetman (Episode 008) and I have teamed up for a fun giveaway: review the Getting in the Loop...
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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 is the Director of Rethink Solutions, a circular economy focused business consultancy based in the UK. Catherine has over 25 years' experience in contract logistics, manufacturing, retail and supply chain consultancy, and her career spans food, fashion and logistics, including Tesco, Kellogg's and DHL Supply Chain. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Huddersfield and Vice-Chair of...
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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

GETTING IN THE LOOP PODCAST   1 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 engage companies in circular economy 6:00 Common mistakes companies make when trying to go circular 10:00 Deep dive into Catherine’s book ‘A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains’ 17:00 Promising and challenging sectors for moving towards the circular economy 20:00 Shifting from a sales mentality to life-cycle costing 22:30 Power of the crowd and citizen-led initiatives spurred by social media 40:30 How to have...
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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 Economy Action Plan and EcoDesign can help support durability and repairability [10:00] Why non-EU manufacturers should also care about the EcoDesign directive [17:00] How France and Sweden are paving the way with repair and reuse legislation [18:15] Outlook on future policies to promote repair and right to repair [25:00] What is the environmental benefit to using products longer? [34:30] Five key takeaways and recommendations to encourage repair...
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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

GETTING IN THE LOOP PODCAST   1 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] Moving from waste management to waste prevention - how the EU Circular Economy Action Plan and EcoDesign can help support durability and repairability  [10:00] Why non-EU manufacturers should also care about the EcoDesign directive [17:00] How France and Sweden are paving the way with repair and reuse legislation [18:15] Outlook on future policies to promote repair and right to repair...
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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] Common misconceptions about critical raw materials [13:30] Upcoming SusCritMat summer course and how you can join [15:15] Experiences from using the In the Loop game with high schoolers at Swiss Tech Days [18:30] ...
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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

GETTING IN THE LOOP: CIRCULAR ECONOMY PODCAST 1 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 project helps 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]   Common misconceptions about critical raw materials [13:30] The upcoming SusCritMat Summer School and how you can attend [15:15] Experiences from using the...
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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

GETTING IN THE LOOP: CIRCULAR ECONOMY PODCAST 1 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 [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] SUBSCRIBE NOW Learn More About Circular Economy in Asia Circular Economy Asia (Website) The Six Steps Towards a Circular Business (Reference Book) Asian Plastics & Packaging Agreement (Report)   Share this post ...
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