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

Ken Webster is a leading expert on the circular economy and author of the book The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows. From 2012-2018, he was Head of Innovation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation where he remains an associate, and he now holds positions at both the University of Exeter and Linkoping University. In this episode, I talk with Ken about the importance of thinking in systems. 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. For show notes and links visit www.gettinginthelooppodcast.com. 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...
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Two Rules for the Circular Economy with Ken Webster | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Two Rules for the Circular Economy with Ken Webster | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP: CIRCULAR ECONOMY PODCAST 1 Two Rules for the Circular Economy and Setting System Conditions for an Abundance of Flows with Ken Webster Episode 004: Podcast 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. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways 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 [33:45] SUBSCRIBE NOW Learn More...
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Goodbye Fast Fashion? Redesigning a New Textiles Economy to Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits

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. Helene Smits founded Circle Economy’s Textiles Program in 2014 and recently launched her own independent consulting firm called Stating the Obvious. She focuses on collaborative projects that drive the practical implementation of circularity in the industry and works with a wide array of pioneering organisations including Recover, The Alliance for Responsible Denim, Textile Exchange, Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Fashion for Good. Highlights Our existing...
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