Circular Cities Initiatives and The Example of Prague with Vojtech Vosecky
Episode 065: Podcast Show Notes
Over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, making these spaces a good starting point for rethinking how we use existing resources and identifying how we can reuse materials in a closed-loop manner. In this week’s episode of the Getting in the Loop circular economy podcast, I speak with Vojtěch Vosecky from Circle Economy about circular cities. You’ll learn what the city of Prague is doing to move towards a circular economy and how they have adopted circular economy strategies, especially in public purchasing and procurement policies. Many of the examples Vojtěch shares are related to the biocycle and biological materials, including circular agriculture processes and public awareness campaigns to help reduce food waste.
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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.
About Today's Guest
Vojtěch Vosecky is an Associate of Circle Economy, Co-founder of circular consultancy INCIEN, chair of the CE steering group @ city of Prague. He has worked on circular economy related issues in the European Parliament and currently works as Circle Economy's Associate focused on Nordics and the CEE. Vojtěch leads an expert team on circular economy for the city of Prague and collaborates with numerous other organisations. He is a member of the international groups such as Circular Economy Club and the Visegrad for Sustainability.