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Moving to Circular Business and Supply Chains with Catherine Weetman | Getting in the Loop Podcast

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 a chance of winning a copy of Catherine's book



Earth Day Giveaway of Catherine's Book, 'A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains’

Catherine and I have teamed up 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 May 1, 2019 at 23:59 CEST. Listeners who have already left reviews will automatically be considered. For your own privacy, please DO NOT leave contact details in your review. Winners will be invited to email the host after announced in an upcoming episode.



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About Today's Guest

Catherine Weetman

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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 the Environment and Sustainability forum of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK.

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About the Show

Getting In the Loop is a weekly podcast dedicated to exploring how to transform to a more circular society. Join host Katie Whalen as she examines the challenges facing our current resource use and discovers alternatives to the ‘take, make, dispose’ way of doing things. Each week she interviews circular economy experts about what they’re doing and learning. Together we'll uncover what circular economy means in practice and find out what's being done to keep our resources in a loop rather than sent to waste. Let's get in the loop!


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