Episode 007: How Policy Can Help Create a More Circular Economy with Leonidas Milios

Episode 007: How Policy Can Help Create a More Circular Economy with Leonidas Milios

  GETTING IN THE LOOP: THE PODCAST   1 How Policy Can Help Create a More Circular Economy April 15, 2019  Episode 007: 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.   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...
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Episode 006: Courses and Resources to Teach Sustainable Materials Management and Circular Economy with Alessandra Hool

Episode 006: Courses and Resources to Teach Sustainable Materials Management and Circular Economy with Alessandra Hool

  GETTING IN THE LOOP: THE PODCAST   1 Courses and Resources to Teach Sustainable Materials Management and Circular Economy April 8, 2019  Episode 006: 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.   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 In the Loop...
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Episode 005: Why Asia is Key to the Future of Circular Economy with Adrianna Zsakay

Episode 005: Why Asia is Key to the Future of Circular Economy with Adrianna Zsakay

  GETTING IN THE LOOP: THE PODCAST   1 Why Asia is Key to the Future of Circular Economy April 1, 2019   Episode 005: 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!   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]   Links 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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Episode 004: Two Rules for the Circular Economy and Setting System Conditions for an Abundance of Flows with Ken Webster

Episode 004: Two Rules for the Circular Economy and Setting System Conditions for an Abundance of Flows with Ken Webster

GETTING IN THE LOOP: THE PODCAST New episodes Monday @12 CET 1 Two Rules for the Circular Economy and Setting System Conditions for an Abundance of Flows March 25, 2019 Episode 004: 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. 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 flows [22:45] Future visioning and useful links...
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Episode 003: Goodbye Fast Fashion? Redesigning a New Textiles Economy to Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits

Episode 003: Goodbye Fast Fashion? Redesigning a New Textiles Economy to Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits

GETTING IN THE LOOP: THE PODCAST New episodes Monday @12 CET 1 Goodbye Fast Fashion? Redesigning a New Textiles Economy to Make Future Fashion Circular March 18, 2019 Episode 003: 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.   Highlights 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 you can do – consumption and brands making...
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Episode 002: Join the Circular Economy Club, an International Network of People Making a Circular Economy Happen with Anna Tari

Episode 002: Join the Circular Economy Club, an International Network of People Making a Circular Economy Happen with Anna Tari

  GETTING IN THE LOOP: THE PODCAST   1 Join the Circular Economy Club, an International Network of People Making a Circular Economy Happen March 11, 2019 Episode 002: Show Notes 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.   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]   Links Circular Economy Club (Website) Global Database from Mapping Week (Report) Share this post ...
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Episode 001: What is a Critical Raw Material and Can We Learn from Historical Examples? with David Peck

Episode 001: What is a Critical Raw Material and Can We Learn from Historical Examples? with David Peck

  GETTING IN THE LOOP: THE PODCAST   1 What is a Critical Raw Material and Can We Learn Strategic Materials Management from Historical Examples? March 11, 2019 Episode 001: 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.   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]   Links Circular Economy: An Introduction (MOOC) Circular Economy - Sustainable Materials Management (MOOC) Metal Demand for...
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Episode 000: Introducing the Getting In the Loop Podcast

Episode 000: Introducing the Getting In the Loop Podcast

  GETTING IN THE LOOP: THE PODCAST   1 Introducing the Getting In the Loop Podcast - The Need for a Circular Economy Podcast Episode 000: Show Notes 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. 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. You can listen...
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Discovering In the Loop - Deep Dive Webinar 1 Join us for a tour of In the Loop. Learn about the game and its accompanying resources, and discover how circular economy and materials come together to support learning and discovery about both topics. Url Registration Information Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now. First Name * Last Name * Email Address * BROADCAST 2 TUE, March 20 New York: 10:00 London: 15:00 Paris: 16:00 This webinar will be conducted using Zoom. Further information about Zoom and how to log onto the webinar using your web browser will be sent after registration. This webinar is not appropriate for students or experienced In the Loop facilitators. ...
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