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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What Circular Economy Can Learn from Lean and Green Thinking with Keivan Zokaei

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. Links and resources related to this episode are available at http://gettinginthelooppodcast.com. ABOUT TODAY'S GUEST Dr. Keivan Zokaei is partner at S A Partners and is a lean thinker, management consultant and author. Keivan has over 15 years of experience in lean thinking, specializing in operations and supply chain management. He has led transformation projects working with organisations including Wartsila, Unilever, Royal Bank of Scotland, WalMart, Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly Government, Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Kraft, MARS, and Sainsbury’s. Previously Keivan was director at the Lean Enterprise Research Centre at Cardiff University. He is also the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Shingo Research and Professional...
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Where to Study Circular Economy and CE Education Courses Around the World with Tim Forslund

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. About the Guest Tim Forslund is an Environmental Officer at the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing. He previously I worked as a Research Analyst at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, mapping and analysing circular economy learning in higher education and creating content for the China programme. Highlights 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...
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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? with Katherine Whalen

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. HIGHLIGHTS 4:40 Will supply be able to match demand of cobalt and lithium? 8:30 Is circular economy a solution? 12:45 What other potential changes and solutions are there? ...
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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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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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