Can Circular Economy Enable Infinite Economic Growth? with Ekaterina Chertkovskaya
Episode 067: Podcast Show Notes
Circular economy aims to decouple resource consumption from economic growth. But will that be enough to create a sustainable future? Our guest today thinks degrowth must be part of the solution. In this week’s episode of the Getting in the Loop circular economy podcast, I speak with Ekaterina Chertkovskaya.
In today’s episode, Ekaterina explains the concept of degrowth and shares examples of what this could mean in practice by presenting possible alternatives focused on openness and relocalization. She also explains why we should be wary of placing the blame on individuals and private citizens when it comes to sustainability - and what we can actually do to address this issue.
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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
Ekaterina Chertkovskaya is a researcher in degrowth and critical organization studies based at Lund University. She has co-edited Towards a Political Economy of Degrowth (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) and is a member of the editorial collective of ephemera journal.