Circular IT and Closing the Loop with Joost De Kluijver | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular IT and Closing the Loop with Joost De Kluijver | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular IT and Closing the Loop with Joost De Kluijver Episode 021: Podcast Show Notes In this episode, you will learn about the work Joost and his organization CTL is doing to enable proper collection and recycling of African e-waste and find out how their service provides a solution for circular procurement of IT in Europe. !!! SPECIAL GIVEAWAY !!! Catherine Weetman (Episode 008) and I have teamed up again for a fun giveaway: review the Getting in the Loop podcast on iTunes for the chance to win a copy of Catherine’s book,  Circular Economy: A Handbook for Business and Supply Chains. One lucky review will be drawn at random and I’ll announce the winner in an upcoming episode. Don’t have an iTunes account? No problem – here’s a quick step-by-step guide. Existing iPhone/iPad/iPod users can use this step-by-step guide. To be considered for the giveaway, the review must be visible on the Getting In the Loop iTunes page by September 4, 2019 at 23:59 CEST. Listeners who have already left reviews...
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Empowering People and Brands to Create a Circular Economy with Peter Wang Hjemdahl | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Empowering People and Brands to Create a Circular Economy with Peter Wang Hjemdahl | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Empowering People and Brands to Create a Circular Economy with Peter Wang Hjemdahl Episode 020: Podcast Show Notes Today we’re talking about plastics consumption and recycling with Peter Wang Hjemdahl of rePurpose. In this episode, you will hear about the work Peter is doing to empower informal urban waste workers and raise awareness with plastic consumers. You will also learn about why you should find out more about your own plastic consumption and the importance of knowing what happens to your plastic. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways 3:30 Estimate your plastic footprint in three minutes 5:45 How rePurpose began and why they decided to focus on India 8:00 Current state of informal plastics recycling in India   13:30 How rePurpose works with recyclers  16:20 Making consumers aware of plastics and recycling 22:30 Ways to reduce your own plastic consumption 28:00 How to join the rePurpose movement in rethinking plastics  Learn More About Circular Economy and Topics in this Episode RePurpose Website RePurpose Instagram Calculate Your Plastic Footprint Your Yearly Plastic Waste About the Show Getting In the...
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How to Invest in Circular Business with Andrea Brown | Getting in the Loop Podcast

How to Invest in Circular Business with Andrea Brown | Getting in the Loop Podcast

How to Invest in Circular Business with Andrea Brown Episode 019: Podcast Show Notes Andrea Brown of the impact investment manager Quadia joins us on the podcast today! In this episode, you will learn about impact investing, hear Andrea’s thoughts on promising new business models that can help the transition to a more circular economy, and find out why circular finance has received a lot of attention lately.  Podcast Highlights and Circular Business Takeaways 3:00 Using finance to help scale the circular economy 5:45 Linear risks that the circular economy can avoid 8:00 What is impact investing and how is it different from traditional investment? 12:30 Quantifying the impact of circular businesses and trends in sustainable finance 16:30  Entrepreneurship and value creation in a circular economy through collaboration 19:30: Making the business case for circular business models 23:15 Visions for transitioning to a circular economy Learn More About Circular Economy and Topics in this Episode ‘Linear Risks’ Publication by Circle Economy CEO Guide to the Circular Economy by WBCSD Circular  Advantage Business Model Report...
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Circular Material Marketplaces with Christian van Maaren | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Material Marketplaces with Christian van Maaren | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Material Marketplaces with Christian van Maaren Episode 018: Podcast Show Notes In this episode, Christian van Maaren tells us about the economic and environmental benefits of reusing waste materials and how his company Excess Materials Exchange has helped to reuse over 70,000 tonnes of materials. You will learn about how to create value from and find new uses for materials once thought of as waste and hear about Christian’s mission to redefine waste Podcast Highlights and Circular Material Takeaways 3:00 Meet the ‘Tinder’ of the circular economy that matches secondary material supply with demand 5:30 Quantifying the resources saved by reusing materials 8:00 Plastics, textiles, organic waste, and other materials that can be reused 10:30 How technology enables track and trace of resources flows 16:00 Going beyond a platform to match supply and demand of secondary materials 17:15 How excess materials are driving the transition to a circular economy 20:30 Eight challenges to implementing material reuse platforms 26:00 Legislative barriers to reuse of materials 32:00 Rethinking our views of waste to...
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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

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 to shift culture and...
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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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