Reflections on Circular Economy in a Time of COVID-19


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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:

  1. Improving our ability for (virtual) collaboration
  2. Illustrating the possibility for strong leadership and quick action
  3. 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 article. Resources and links mentioned in this episode can be found at

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