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   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 a change [23:30] Future visions...
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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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