Rethinking Business and Circular Economy with John A. Lanier | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Rethinking Business and Circular Economy with John A. Lanier | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP PODCAST   1 Rethinking Business and Circular Economy with John A. Lanier Episode 017: Podcast Show Notes Today I am thrilled to welcome John A. Lanier, the Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson foundation. John works to advance the legacy of Ray, his grandfather, whom you might recognize as the founder of carpet tile manufacturer Interface, Inc. Twenty years ago, Ray detailed his and Interface’s sustainability journey in his book Mid-Course Correction, and John has now released an update called Mid-Course Correction Revisited. In today’s podcast, John and I discuss Ray’s legacy, what has happened in the 20 years since Ray first documented his journey, and John’s vision for the future. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways 4:30 Ray C. Anderson’s legacy and the work of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation 6:30 Interface’s sustainable business journey and transformation 11:15 Picking up where Ray’s story left-off 14:00 Moving from company examples to a macro-economic perspective 20:20 Making the change to a more circular economy happen 25:00 Ways...
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Designing for Circular Economy with Leyla Acaroglu | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Designing for Circular Economy with Leyla Acaroglu | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP PODCAST   1 Designing for Circular Economy and Systems Thinking with Leyla Acaroglu Episode 016: Podcast Show Notes Sustainability strategist, designer, and social change agent Leyla Acaroglu joins us on the podcast today! In this episode, you’ll hear about Leyla’s exciting work to make sustainable design understandable and desirable, and you’ll learn how design and systems thinking can help us move towards a more circular economy. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways 2:45 Bringing sustainable living practices to life through the CO Project Farm 11:15 Understanding the impacts of design decisions and making sustainable design cool 17:45 What needs to happen to reach a more circular economy 20:30 Designing learning systems and tools for the circular economy 25:00 Preparing future generations to create more sustainable solutions 29:00 Gaps in current circular economy discussions 32:15 Workshops, fellowships, and online training to level up your career and systems thinking skills Learn More About Design and Circular Economy CO Project Farm Paper Beats Plastic? TED Talk by Leyla Unschool Circular Design Workshop Circular Systems Thinking for Designers...
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Top 5 Takeaways from the World Circular Economy Forum with Katherine Whalen  | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Top 5 Takeaways from the World Circular Economy Forum with Katherine Whalen | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP PODCAST   1 Top 5 Takeaways from the World Circular Economy Forum Episode 015: Podcast Show Notes Today I'm recapping what happened last week at the 2019 World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki, Finland! I was lucky to attend this event as part of the MISTRA REES program. In this episode, you will hear about the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF2019) and my top takeaways from the event. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways from WCEF2019 Circular economy has truly become a global topic. Design is crucial if circular economy is going to succeed. Consumers can make or break circular economy business models. What kind of circular economy do we want to create? Centralized or Distributive? We still have room to improve if we want to make a systemic change. Learn More About Circular Economy and the WCEF2019 World Circular Economy Forum 2019 (SITRA Website) LukStore (Facebook Page) Institute EDDEC (Website) MUD Jeans (Website) OLIO Food Waste App (Website)   Want to leave a review of the Getting in the Loop podcast? Here's how: Don’t have...
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Artificial Intelligence and Circular Economy with Johanna Reimers | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Artificial Intelligence and Circular Economy with Johanna Reimers | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP PODCAST   1 How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Create a More Circular Economy with Johanna Reimers Episode 014: Podcast Show Notes Johanna Reimers, CEO of Refind Technologies, reflects on the role of technology in creating a more circular economy. In this episode, you’ll hear how Refind Technologies is using machine learning and AI to help companies undertake repair, remanufacturing and recycling. And, don’t miss the fascinating reason why Refind Technologies also knows a lot about fish as well as batteries! Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways 2:30 Introduction to Refind Technologies 4:00 How to teach a machine to sort batteries 7:30 Why Refind Technologies knows a lot about fish in addition to batteries 14:30 Enabling circular repair and remanufacturing with automation technology 18:00 How Refind Technologies introduced the world’s first reverse vending machine for batteries 25:30 Challenges and opportunities for circular technology 33:15 The future of AI and mission recognition for circular economy Learn More About Circular Technology Refind Techonologies (Website) Reverse Battery Vending Machine (Video) Artificial Intelligence and the Circular Economy (Report) Share...
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Circular Fashion, Zero Waste, and Closing Textile Loops with Lynn Wilson | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Fashion, Zero Waste, and Closing Textile Loops with Lynn Wilson | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP PODCAST   1 Circular Fashion, Zero Waste, and Closing Textile Loops with Lynn Wilson Episode 013: Podcast Show Notes Today on the podcast we’re chatting with Lynn Wilson about circular textiles and diving into the design and production side, talking about zero waste fashion and recycling. We also talk about the consumption side of things, looking at what we’re doing in our wardrobes and how we look after and dispose of our clothing.   Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways 4:30 Lynn’s background and journey to her current research 12:00 Tech for zero waste textiles production – is it happening? 19:00 Opportunities for reuse and second-hand clothing and why some customers say no to secondhand 31:30 What you can do and shifting to a ‘Buyerarchy of Needs’ by borrowing, renting or leasing 35:30 Looking towards the future and challenges with closing loops in textiles and apparel Learn More About Circular Fashion WRAP UK's Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (Website) Zero Waste Scotland 'Valuing Our Clothes' (Report) Well Dressed? University of Cambridge Institute...
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What Circular Economy Can Learn from Lean and Green with Keivan Zokaei | Getting in the Loop Podcast

What Circular Economy Can Learn from Lean and Green with Keivan Zokaei | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP PODCAST   1 What Circular Economy Can Learn from Lean and Green Thinking with Keivan Zokaei Episode 012: Podcast Show Notes Today on the show we’re diving into the world of lean thinking with lean and green expert Dr. Keivan Zokaei. In this episode we learn about what it means to be lean and green, diving into the Japanese roots of lean thinking and exploring what we can learn from the concept when it comes to the circular economy. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways 4:30 What is lean? What does it mean to be lean? 9:00 What does it mean to be lean and green - why do initiatives fail? 15:00 Saving resources and money: Examples of lean and green from practice 30:00 The most overlooked part of circular economy Learn More About Circular Economy and Lean & Green Creating a Lean and Green Business System (Book) Enterprize Excellence (Website) SA Partners (Website) Share this post ...
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Where to Study Circular Economy with Tim Forslund | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Where to Study Circular Economy with Tim Forslund | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP PODCAST   1 Where to Study Circular Economy and CE Education Courses Around the World with Tim Forslund Episode 011: Podcast Show Notes Tim Forslund tells us about the ‘Learning Landscape Research’ he conducted at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation where he spent six months investigating the circular economy learning offerings that are available both online and at higher education institutions. Tune in to find out which two unexpected countries are leading the way with circular economy learning offerings and hear how circular economy concepts are currently being taught around the world. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways 3:30 The why and how behind the Learning Landscape Research 10:45 How Finland and the Netherlands are leading the way as places to study circular economy 12:45 Examples of courses around the world and what we can learn from how circular economy is being taught 17:30 What educators think is most important when teaching circular economy concepts20:45 Future trends and opportunities for linking finance, law, and digital to circular...
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Is There Enough Cobalt for Electric Cars and Can Circular Economy Help? | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Is There Enough Cobalt for Electric Cars and Can Circular Economy Help? | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP PODCAST   1 Is There Enough Cobalt for Electric Cars and Can Circular Economy Help? with Katherine Whalen Episode 010: Podcast Show Notes Today we’re doing something new! I’m recapping my trip to Cambridge for the one-day ‘Future of electric mobility and material demands’ Short Course organized by SusCritMat. In the past ten years, global sales of electric vehicles have increased yearly. Right now we have more than 4 million electric vehicles on the road globally, and by 2040, there could be up to 900 million electric vehicles. But will the supply of battery materials such as lithium and cobalt be able to keep up with the demand for electric vehicles? Tune in to this week’s episode to uncover this question and more issues surrounding this topic. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways 4:40 Will supply be able to match demand for cobalt and lithium? 8:30 Is circular economy a solution? 12:45 What other potential changes and solutions are there? Learn More About Circular Economy and Critical...
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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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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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