How Digital Technology Can Help Enable a Circular Economy Annika Hedberg
Episode 064: Podcast Show Notes
Artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing - what do these all have in common? They’re all technologies that can help drive the circular economy, of course! In this week’s episode of the Getting in the Loop circular economy podcast, I speak with Annika Hedberg from the European Policy Centre about digitalization and the circular economy. Annika is the co-author of the book ‘The Circular Economy: Going Digital,’ and in this episode, she’s sharing examples of how digital technologies can help enable a circular economy and make business models, products, and processes more circular by improving knowledge and information sharing.
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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
Annika Hedberg is Head of the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme at the European Policy Centre (EPC), an independent think tank based in Brussels, Belgium. She joined the EPC in 2010 and over the years has worked on a wide range of policy areas, including climate, energy, environment, health, circular economy and industrial transformation. In her role as Head of Programme, she aims to promote discussion on the drivers and foundations for a more sustainable and competitive European economy.