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Four Steps to Taking Circular Action and This Circular Economy Podcast Turns Two!

Four Steps to Taking Circular Action and This Circular Economy Podcast Turns Two!

Episode 061: Podcast Show Notes

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the Getting in the Loop podcast! To celebrate, I’m answering your most frequently asked questions: “How can I get started implementing a circular economy?” “What can I do?” 

In this episode, I share four steps to action-oriented circular economy. I’ve developed them based on what I’ve learned from our podcast guests and my own PhD research since launching the world’s first circular economy podcast two years ago. I’ve dubbed it ACT C(ircular) to help you remember:

  • A: Acknowledge what you already know. What skills and expertise do you have? How could you draw on them?
  • C: Commit to a small scope. Think small.
  • T: Try out different CE strategies. Trial and error.
  • C(ircular): Check the outcomes. What are the benefits?

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About the Host

Katie Whalen

Dr. Katherine (Katie) Whalen is a Researcher in Sustainable Business at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. Her work focuses on how to design and implement sustainable circular business models, especially in regard to the design of products for long-life and value extension. Katherine also has expertise in game-based learning and serious game design and has contributed to multiple EU-funded consortium projects related to circular economy education, including the development of educational content for the online course ‘Circular Economy - Sustainable Materials Management’. Previously, Katherine led the Circular Design Program at Circle Economy (NL). She received her Ph.D. from The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, and she also holds degrees from Delft University of Technology (NL) and Webb Institute (USA). All views she expresses on the Getting in the Loop podcast are her own.

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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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