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What is the Circular Economy Game In the Loop? with Katherine Whalen | Getting in the Loop Podcast

What is the Circular Economy Game In the Loop? with Katherine Whalen

Episode 026: Podcast Show Notes

Today I’m sharing the story of the In the Loop circular economy game!

In this solocast episode you’ll hear why the In the Loop game was created, how the game became a reality, and why I’m a fan of gamification. I share how the In the Loop game helps players to start thinking about moving towards a circular –rather than linear- economy and who’s been playing.

Podcast Highlights

  1. 1:45 Who am I?
  2. 4:00 The In the Loop game story
  3. 7:00 What are critical raw materials?
  4. 13:00 How the game works
  5. 17:00 Who has been using this
  6. 19:30 Evaluating In the Loop in use
  7. 21:00 Important tips about using In the Loop

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About the Host

Katie Whalen

Hi! I’m Katie Whalen. I created the IN THE LOOP game in 2013 during my Master’s graduation project. Now a PhD candidate at Lund University, I research business models for circular economy as part of the MISTRA REES project.

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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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