How to Use Innovation to Reduce Food Waste and Circular Economy Start-ups with Robert Luo | Getting in the Loop Podcast

How to Use Innovation to Reduce Food Waste and Circular Economy Start-ups with Robert Luo | Getting in the Loop Podcast

How to Use Innovation to Reduce Food Waste and Circular Economy Start-ups with Robert Luo Episode 046: Podcast Show Notes Today’s guest was inspired to find a solution to reuse food waste after visiting his uncle’s dairy farm. He is now the driving force behind Mi Terro, a new material technology company that turns food waste into fiber. Three-time entrepreneur and Mi Terro’s CEO and Founder Robert Luo joins us today to talk about creating the world's first apparel line made from milk waste, which has been sold to 40 countries worldwide.  Mi Terro and Operation Food Search are partnering in the fight against hunger: Use the discount code "WEFEEDKIDS" for 25% off at www.miterro.com and 20 meals will be donated to a child in need every time the code is applied.  Learn More About Circular Economy Mi Terro Website Mi Terro Kickstarter Campaign Article on Milk Waste from The Guardian Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter About the Show Getting In the Loop is a weekly podcast dedicated to exploring how to transform to a...
Read More
Biomaterials to Move Towards a Circular Bioeconomy with Dr. Michael A. Saltzberg | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Biomaterials to Move Towards a Circular Bioeconomy with Dr. Michael A. Saltzberg | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Biomaterials to Move Towards a Circular Bioeconomy with Dr. Michael A. Saltzberg Episode 045: Podcast Show Notes Dive into the fascinating world of biomaterials and circular design with Dr. Michael Saltzberg. Michael is the Global Business Director for Biomaterials at DuPont. In today’s episode, you’ll hear how material suppliers like DuPont are contributing to a more circular economy by combining performance and environmentally-driven design. Michael explains key concepts related to biomaterials and the biocycle and shares examples of how biomaterials can be used in practice to extend product life cycles and help close material loops. Learn More About Circular Economy https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/dupont-biomaterials/ http://sorona.com/   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...
Read More
Celebrating Earth Day and Shifting to Digital Experiences after COVID-19 with Matt Hill | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Celebrating Earth Day and Shifting to Digital Experiences after COVID-19 with Matt Hill | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Celebrating Earth Day and Shifting to Digital Experiences after COVID-19 with Matt Hill Episode 044: Podcast Show Notes This week marks the annual celebration of Earth Day and we are celebrating with Matt Hill, the CEO and Founder of One Tree Planted. Matt’s team reached out to me earlier this month and I jumped at the opportunity to chat with him. One Tree Planted has had to re-shift their Earth Day Celebration plans in light of recent events, and today you will hear how they have proceeded with a digital experience.  You’ll also learn about reforestation, how you can participate in Earth Day (even while social distancing!), and pivoting in times of uncertainty.  Learn More About Circular Economy One Tree Planted Website One Tree Planted’s “A New World Campaign”   About Today's Guest Matt Hill Matt Hill is the CEO and Founder of One Tree Planted, a reforestation nonprofit that was started in 2014. The company’s mission is to make it simple for people to give back...
Read More
Circular Economy in a Time of COVID-19

Circular Economy in a Time of COVID-19

Circular Economy in a Time of COVID-19 Episode 043: Podcast Show Notes I had planned for this episode to be a recap of my trip to the Circular Economy Symposium at Harvard, which took place earlier this month and I know some of you tuned into virtually! But, today I wanted to address the topic that’s everywhere right now: coronavirus. In today’s episode, I am reflecting broadly on the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic could have on the circular economy movement. I’ve selected three positive effects I hope it will have including: Improving our ability for (virtual) collaboration Illustrating the possibility for strong leadership and quick action Supporting distributed - rather than centralised - circularity We also touch on the European Commission’s New Circular Economy Action Plan. I want to hear your thoughts and comments, so I’ve posted the transcript of this podcast on my LinkedIn as an article.  After you’re done listening, I invite you to join in on the conversation by posting a comment on the...
Read More
Circular Business Transformation and Moving Towards Circular Economy with Mike Townsend | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Business Transformation and Moving Towards Circular Economy with Mike Townsend | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Business Transformation and Moving Towards Circular Economy with Mike Townsend Episode 042: Podcast Show Notes Today we are talking with the Earthshine Group’s Founder and CEO Mike Townsend! Mike is passionate about sharing knowledge and skills in support of the transition towards a sustainable economy. In this episode, Mike talks about the business of change and how transforming business towards circular ways of working starts with capability development. You’ll also hear about some recent circular economy projects that Mike has been involved with, including a fascinating project with Norsk Ombruk, which remanufactures white goods such as washing machines. Learn More About Circular Economy Earthshine Group Website  Norsk Ombruk: The Benefits Case for Remanufacturing Transcript for this episode   About Today's Guest Mike Townsend Mike Townsend is an influential business and economic transformation leader, board member, speaker, teacher, and writer – with thirty-five years of experience in business, supply chain, consultancy, education & training, and engineering. He has worked with a wide range of organisations, large and small, in...
Read More
Communicating Circular Economy and How to be a Circular Entrepreneur with Katherine Whalen  | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Communicating Circular Economy and How to be a Circular Entrepreneur with Katherine Whalen | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Communicating Circular Economy and How to be a Circular Entrepreneur with Katherine Whalen Episode 041: Podcast Show Notes It’s official! I’m now Dr. Whalen and today we’re celebrating on the podcast by mixing things up a bit from our normal interviews. Lately I’ve been receiving a lot of requests from people who are just getting into the circular economy and want to understand the basics. Recently I had the chance to incorporate storytelling techniques into my approach when I was invited to give a keynote speech at Lund University for an event called Trendspotting Circular Economy. I thought I’d share the talk with you and I hope it will inspire you in how you communicate circular economy. Learn More About Circular Economy Katherine Whalen Dissertation - Circular Business Models that Extend Product Value: Going Beyond Recycling to Create New Circular Business Opportunities Episode 31 Episode 37 Episode 38 Slides + Audio from Trendspotting Event Related Podcast Episodes from Getting in the Loop Where to Study Circular Economy with Tim...
Read More
Circular Plastics and Collaborating for the Circular Economy with Jeff Wooster | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Plastics and Collaborating for the Circular Economy with Jeff Wooster | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Plastics and Collaborating for the Circular Economy with Jeff Wooster Episode 040: Podcast Show Notes You may have wondered what big companies are doing about the circular economy, so today Jeff Wooster joins us to talk about just that! Jeff Wooster is the Global Sustainability Director for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. Dow is one of the third largest chemical companies in the world and a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE 100) Network. In this episode, you will learn about some of the initiatives DOW has been working on regarding circular economy. This includes a partnership with the company Fuenix Ecogy Group to use plastic waste in the production of new polymers, and Project Butterfly which is a social initiative that addresses poor waste management through education, clean-ups, and innovation. Tune in to find out what must be done to meet our future plastic demands.   Learn More About Circular Economy Partnership between Dow and Fuenix Ecogy Group Project...
Read More
Designing Materials and Emotionally Durable Products for a Circular Economy with Merryn Haines-Gadd | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Designing Materials and Emotionally Durable Products for a Circular Economy with Merryn Haines-Gadd | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Designing Materials and Emotionally Durable Products for a Circular Economy with Merryn Haines-Gadd Episode 039: Podcast Show Notes Today we’re talking about design and innovation for a circular economy! I’m joined by Dr. Merryn Haines-Gadd from the University of Exeter’s Centre for Circular Economy. In this episode, you will learn about emotionally durable design and the nine product longevity strategies that are relevant for circular economy. You will also hear about the fascinating new world of self-healing materials and the various applications where they are being applied to help extend product lifetimes.    Learn More About Circular Economy Exeter Centre for Circular Economy Manufacturing Immortality Project Ken Webster Podcast Episode Transcript for this episode Related Podcast Episodes from Getting in the Loop Where to Study Circular Economy with Tim Forslund | Getting in the Loop Podcast Two Rules for the Circular Economy with Ken Webster | Getting in the Loop Podcast Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits | Getting in the Loop Podcast   About Today's Guest Dr. Merryn Haines-Gadd Dr. Merryn Haines-Gadd is...
Read More
Circular Conversations and a New Economy with Emanuele Di Francesco  | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Conversations and a New Economy with Emanuele Di Francesco | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Conversations and a New Economy with Emanuele Di Francesco Episode 038: Podcast Show Notes Today we are getting in the loop with Emanuele Di Francesco, founder of the online platform Circular Conversations. In this episode, you will learn about Circular Conversations, a platform where Emanuele engages with leaders in thinking related to the circular economy. You will also hear about Emanuele's work setting up circular economy projects at the Unknown Group. Learn More About Circular Economy Circular Coversations Unknown Group Transcript for this episode Related Podcast Episodes from Getting in the Loop Where to Study Circular Economy with Tim Forslund | Getting in the Loop Podcast Two Rules for the Circular Economy with Ken Webster | Getting in the Loop Podcast Make Future Fashion Circular with Helene Smits | Getting in the Loop Podcast   About Today's Guest Emanuele di Francesco Emanuele Di Francesco is founder of the online platform Circular Conversations. He is a passionate researcher and entrepreneur in the space of the circular economy, with an interest in opening...
Read More
Circular Business Models and Entrepreneurship in a Circular Economy with Katherine Whalen  | Getting in the Loop Podcast

Circular Business Models and Entrepreneurship in a Circular Economy with Katherine Whalen | Getting in the Loop Podcast

What is the Circular Economy Game In the Loop? with Katherine Whalen Episode 037: Podcast Show Notes It’s our last episode of 2019! Today I’m sharing an episode I recorded about circular business models with Steven Curtis and Sofie Sandin, two of my colleagues at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University. This episode originally appeared on the ‘Advancing Sustainable Solutions’ podcast that Sofie and Steven co-host at the IIIEE. I wanted to share it with you all because of the insight into circular business models! In the episode we address two main questions: What are circular business models? How can entrepreneurs contribute to the circular economy? As part of the latter question, I share a bit about what we’re learning in the C://BOOT program, where I helped mentor twenty-one budding circular economy entrepreneurs this past fall. This episode is actually the first of three episodes from ‘Advancing Sustainable Solutions’ on business in a circular economy. You can find links to the...
Read More