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Welcome to Getting In the Loop – a podcast dedicated to exploring how to transform to a more circular society that recognises our planet’s limited resources. 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 (including Anna Tari of the Circular Economy Club, Ken Webster of the Ellen MacArthur F ...
 
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Katie here! The Getting in the Loop podcast is going on a summer break during July and August and will resume regular episodes in September. If you want to continue to learn about circular economy over the summer, we have a number of circular economy resources on our website. These include free downloads and new games to support you on your circula…
 
Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Linkedin Group: Getting in the Loop Podcast Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to Jim Goddin. Jim is Head of Circular Economy at thinkstep-anz, a sustainability consultancy based in Australia and New Zealand. Jim was one of…
 
Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Linkedin Group: Getting in the Loop Podcast Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. What do sports and circular economy have in common? Well, today’s Getting in the Loop guest Brad Jeavons thinks approaches traditionally used by sports teams could help us create m…
 
Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Linkedin Group: Getting in the Loop Podcast Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. In today’s episode: Ekaterina Chertkovskaya explains the concept of degrowth and shares examples of what this could mean in practice by presenting possible alternatives focused on …
 
You might think the circular economy movement is only growing in Europe - but today’s podcast guest proves other parts of the globe are also interested in the circular economy! In this week’s episode of the Getting in the Loop circular economy podcast, I speak with Humberto Olivo from #CircularNext North America, a series of monthly events organize…
 
Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Linkedin Group: Getting in the Loop Podcast Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. Leave Katie a voice message here - and maybe YOU will appear on the next episode. About Today’s Guest Vojtěch Vosecky is an Associate of Circle Economy, Co-founder of circular cons…
 
Resources Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Linkedin Group: Getting in the Loop Podcast Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. Leave Katie a voice message here - and maybe YOU will appear on the next episode. About Today’s Guest Annika Hedberg is Head of the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Prog…
 
Resources Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Linkedin Group: Getting in the Loop Podcast Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. Leave Katie a voice message here - and maybe YOU will appear on the next episode. Want to know what’s happening with the circular economy in North America and especially …
 
Get ready to learn all about how digitalization and technology can help enable a more circular economy by creating transparent supply chains. Mesbah Sabur joins us to share how his company Circularise is using blockchain to create an open-source platform for sharing data across supply chains. Circularise’s ambition is to improve transparency so tha…
 
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 guest…
 
In this episode, Virginia Cinquemani shares the mistakes us circular economy professionals often make when we talk about circular economy. Are you making any of them? Get ready to find out! Through her company Green Gorilla, Virginia coaches sustainability professionals on how to make an impact and find the right way to communicate sustainability t…
 
I’m thrilled to welcome Elin Bergman to the podcast. Elin has been called the “Circular economy queen of Sweden.’’ In this episode, you will hear how Elin stumbled upon the circular economy and how ever since she has been working to implement the transition to a more circular economy. You’ll find out about how Sweden is moving towards a circular ec…
 
Jennifer von der Heydt of Loop-it joins me on the podcast today! Jennifer is CEO and Co-Founder of Loop-It, which is an easy, convenient and affordable reuse system for products. Their reusable coffee cups can already be found in cafes throughout Sweden. Jenn founded loop-it in 2019 after her Erasmus at Linköping University in Sweden where loop-it …
 
Resources featured in this episode: * In the Loop Circular Business Deck * Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Leave Katie a voice message - and maybe YOU will appear on the next episode. Leave your message: https://lnkd.in/dGWjxnq Join the Getting in the Loop: LinkedIn Page Previous episodes mentioned: #39 (circular design), #40, #41 (circular busin…
 
It’s been a crazy year hasn’t it? I hope all of you have been well considering this year has looked quite different than usual. One upside to going digital is the plethora of virtual events about circular economy. In this episode, I’m sharing about three online circular economy events from this fall. There's still time to join the upcoming IS4CE se…
 
Donald Eubank joins us on the podcast today! Based in Japan, Donald is co-author of the new book Leading Sustainably: The Path to Sustainable Business and How the SDGs Changed Everything. In this episode, Donald and I talk about the Sustainable Development Goals and how companies are using them to guide sustainable business practices. Developed by …
 
Mariksa Nell is a Climate Activist, Artist and host of the Mama Earth Talk podcast. Today she joins us on the Getting in the Loop podcast to talk about zero waste, sustainability, and of course - circular economy! Mariksa Nell started experimenting with trash️ in her artwork and the curiosity of the medium had her researching how waste affects the …
 
Frederik van Deurs joins us on the podcast today! Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Frederik is the CEO of the Green Innovation Group, which has worked with pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk in a circular innovation challenge. Today you will learn about this challenge and Frederik’s takeaways. Our conversation really got me thinking about circular ec…
 
How can marketing be used to help create a more circular economy? Alena from Orange Bird is here to share with us the ins and outs of marketing and that it is not inherently about getting people to buy more. Tune in to hear why you might want to start collaborating with your marketing department when it comes to innovating new circular business mod…
 
Join the podcast Linkedin group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12471484/ The aim of the Linkedin group is to enable Getting in the Loop podcast listeners to connect and discuss the podcast and circular economy! I also plan to share information and events I think might be relevant for you and invite you to do the same. Don't forget this week's eve…
 
Today we’re talking about the future of flexible packaging with Graham Houlder, Managing Director of SLOOP Consulting and founder & project coordinator for CEFLEX. In today’s episode, Graham and I talk about CEFLEX (a Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging). CEFLEX is a collaborative initiative of over 150 companies and associations from across th…
 
Welcome back to the Getting in the Loop podcast. We’re kicking off our Fall 2020 season with a milestone. We’re celebrating 50 episodes of the Getting in the Loop podcast! Wow, I truly could not have done it without YOU, listener. Thank you for sharing your favorite episodes, leaving reviews, and posting on Linkedin. It has been fun getting to know…
 
Next week (Sept 7, 2020) the Getting in the Loop podcast is back to its regularly scheduled programming! Join host Katie Whalen as she kicks off the Fall 2020 season with an interview featuring Ashleigh Morris, CEO of Coreo. Find out more about the podcast and listen to previous episodes at www.gettinginthelooppodcast.com. UPCOMING EVENT ALERT Inte…
 
It’s the last episode in our series in partnership with the International Society for the Circular Economy, and I’m so excited to introduce Ehab Sayed who is today’s guest. This episode has it all: circular materials, circular design, and circular business models! You will learn about how Ehab’s company Biohm is using bio-based materials to create …
 
We are joined by Anders Wijkman, Honorary President of the Club of Rome and chairman of the Governing Board of Climate-KIC. In today’s episode, Anders reflects on our progress towards a circular economy and the role that cities play in the transition to a circular society. You will learn about Climate-KIC, hear about Anders’ experience with environ…
 
Today we’re thrilled to welcome Walter Stahel back to the podcast! In this episode, you will learn about the International Society for the Circular Economy (IS4CE) and its inaugural conference, which will be held digitally on July 6 - 7, 2020. You will also hear Walter’s thoughts on a circular future post-COVID-19 and find out why circular economy …
 
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 li…
 
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 explain…
 
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 reshift their Earth Day Celebration plans in light of recent events, and today you will hea…
 
Today we’re celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the Getting in the Loop podcast! Let's look back at a year of circular economy learning. The episode features a clip from the very first Getting in the Loop podcast episode with Professor David Peck from TU Delft. Thank you to everyone who went on Linkedin and posted after our last episode. You can …
 
Today 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…
 
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. …
 
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 approac…
 
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 …
 
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 a circular economy. You will also hear about the fa…
 
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…
 
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…
 
In today’s episode, you’ll hear about Ladeja’s work to create a Circular Economy Roadmap for Slovenia and how she is working with people all over the world to implement circular change. Ladeja and I reflect on the importance of considering culture when discussing circular economy, and Ladeja shares some examples from her work in Norway and the Amer…
 
It’s time for the second and final episode in our two-part series on the circular economy in India. Last week we were joined by a special guest host, Lucyl Staub to learn about the current state of India and the circular economy. This week, Lucyl returns to guide us through conversations with experts to discover more about the future of circular ec…
 
In this special two-part episode, we’re learning about the state of the Circular Economy in India! This episode is a never before on the Getting in the Loop podcast because we have a special guest host, Lucyl Staub. Lucyl and I worked in collaboration on this episode and she will take over for me in a lot of the episode, guiding us through intervie…
 
What does design have to do with a circular economy? Find out from Lars Zimmermann, a self-described Artist, Designer, and Activist. In this episode, you’ll learn about Open Source Circular Economy Days and the workshops Lars runs to engage people in circular economy concepts, including that of ‘pre-use,’ which you’ll hear him explain more in-depth…
 
Today we’re getting in the loop with Jordan Nodarse, who is the founder of Boyish Jeans and a California native with a deep passion for sustainable practices in fashion. In this episode, Jordan and I dive into Boyish Jeans discussing their production practices and all things circular denim. Jordan takes me through how he initially found out about c…
 
It’s time to go back to some circular economy basics! In this episode, you'll hear how Rebecca Kimber and I explain circular economy, why we were drawn to circular economy in the first place, and what continues to get us excited about it. This episode is a little different from our normal Getting in the Loop episodes because we originally recorded …
 
Hi and welcome to Getting in the Loop. I’m Katie and today I’m talking with Rowan Drury of Sweden’s first plastic package-free shop, Gram. Rowan Drury founded Sweden’s first plastic package-free shop Gram in 2016 after searching for a more sustainable way to buy food. At GRAM Everything is sold loose and by weight. Shoppers are encouraged to bring …
 
This episode is a crash course in the commons economy with Michel Bauwens of the P2P foundation. Michel introduces me to the concept of P2P and how it can be used to create commons. We discuss how the concept of the commons can be used as a model for governance in the circular economy and you’ll also hear why Michel is cautious of the so-called ‘sh…
 
Today I’m talking with Adrien Segens about supply chain management and managing material risks. In this episode you will hear why having a better understanding of where our products come from and where they end up can help us create a more circular economy. We talk about different ways technology can play in enabling supply chain management and the…
 
Today I’m talking with Prof. Dr Wayne Visser who is the Director of the Sustainable Transformation Lab at Antwerp Management School. In this episode, you will learn the four qualities of leaders and how you as an individual can act as an agent for change, including the four different types of change agents and how to tell which one are you. As you …
 
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 bee…
 
Today we’re welcoming Kate Daly of Closed Loop Partners to the podcast. In this episode you will learn about how Closed Loop Partners is working with US companies to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy. Kate tells us why companies are motivated to work on circularity and shares examples of recent projects including a challenge to ‘…
 
In Part Two of our special two-part episode, we return with the founding father of the Performance Economy Dr. Walter Stahel. Today we learn about the work he is currently doing to accelerate the transition to a more circular economy. You will hear about his new book, The Circular Economy: A User’s Guide, including why he was motivated to write the…
 
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