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Circularity is serious business. Join host Stewart Hillhouse as he talks with business leaders leading the way to the circular economy.

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Circularity is serious business. Join host Stewart Hillhouse as he talks with business leaders leading the way to the circular economy.

    #9: Giving Old Computers A New Life with Steve Haskew

    #9: Giving Old Computers A New Life with Steve Haskew

    Over the course of a 40 year career, it will be typical for a single employee to go through over 14 personal computers. That doesn't even include smartphones, monitors, mice, keyboards, or any other accessory that's required in a modern workspace. 

    Enter Stephen Haskew from Circular Computing. For the last 25 years Circular Computing has been remanufacturing hardware, allowing perfectly good laptops a second life. 

    In this interview, we cover the standardization of electronic disposal, the challenges of building a new brand, and how he sees supply chains differently than most. 

    If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to leave a comment on Apple Podcasts. It really helps others see this show and spreads the word of circularity. You can reach out to me on Twitter at stew_hillhouse


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    #8: How To Find Ethical and Sustainable Denim with Ani Wells

    #8: How To Find Ethical and Sustainable Denim with Ani Wells

    I speak with Ani Wells, the founder of Simply Suzette. Simply Suzette is an online boutique curating the best ethically and sustainably sourced denim. She touches on some very important topics being discussed in the denim industry including use of water, end-of-life, and what to do with all the wasted materials. 

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    #7: Building Circular Systems That Eliminate eCommerce Waste - Mike Newman

    #7: Building Circular Systems That Eliminate eCommerce Waste - Mike Newman

    Returnity Innovations is the pioneer in the elimination of single use shipping packaging. Returnity builds out solutions and empowers the systems necessary for companies to shift to the new circular economy.

    I speak with Mike Newman, the CEO of Returnity. They work with leading eCommerce brands like ThredUp, Rent The Runway, and Trunk Club.

    Reach out to me on Twitter to let me know what guests you'd like in the future. 


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    • 44 min
    #6: Juliette Barre - Do You Know Where Your Shoes Come From?

    #6: Juliette Barre - Do You Know Where Your Shoes Come From?

    On this weeks episode, I speak with Juliette Barre, the Director of Business Development & Marketing at Sourcemap. Sourcemap’s vision is to make supply chains 100% traceable and transparent by offering brand the ability to track the source of every material used in their products. 

    We discuss how the global supply chain keeps the world's economy chugging, where the areas that need improvement are, and how technology like blockchain is allowing for supply chain mapping like never before.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliettebarre/

    https://www.sourcemap.com/


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    • 38 min
    #5: Stephanie Benedetto - Profiting On The $120B Textile Waste Market

    #5: Stephanie Benedetto - Profiting On The $120B Textile Waste Market

    Stephanie Benedetto is the co-founder and CEO of Queen of Raw, an online marketplace where textile manufacturers can sell what otherwise would have been considered waste. 15% of the $800B textile and fabric market is burned or buried each year. Stephanie founded Queen of Raw in order to reduce the amount of water wasted in this over-production and to allow producers to turn a cost into a new revenue source. 

    https://www.queenofraw.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/queenofraw/

    https://twitter.com/queenofraw


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    • 32 min
    #4: Tom Leenders - Building The Spotify of Headphones

    #4: Tom Leenders - Building The Spotify of Headphones

    Tom Leenders is the co-founder of Gerrard Street, a modular subscription based headphone company. His passion for music encouraged him to build a headphone company that is able to deliver professional audio, all while eliminating waste and ownership along the way. 

    We discuss how they've been able to combine two business models, how to identify new markets when scaling, and why businesses like his are changing how people use physical products. 

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/gerrard_street/

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/Gerrard_Street


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Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

gill hawkins ,

Awesome

Amazing pod by an amazing guy

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Sarah

Great podcast on an emerging and important topic!! Looking forward to more.

Stew_Hillhouse ,

Great for entrepreneurs

The guests have such valuable insight about how to start a circular business. Exactly what I was looking for!

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