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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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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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 | 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 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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Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits | Getting in the Loop Podcast

GETTING IN THE LOOP: CIRCULAR ECONOMY PODCAST New episodes Monday @12 CET 1 Goodbye Fast Fashion? Redesigning a New Textiles Economy to Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits Episode 003: Podcast 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. Podcast Highlights and Circular Economy Takeaways 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...
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