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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation welcomes you to Explore the Circular Economy, a podcast about a new way to design, make, and use things, and how we can build an economy that's fit for the 21st century,

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation welcomes you to Explore the Circular Economy, a podcast about a new way to design, make, and use things, and how we can build an economy that's fit for the 21st century,

    Economic recovery: building a resilient circular economy after Covid-19

    Economic recovery: building a resilient circular economy after Covid-19

    In this weekly show episode, our hosts, Seb Egerton-Read and Tansy Fall discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in our current economic system, and is challenging us to rethink the systems that underpin it with Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Lead Institutions, Governments & Cities at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

    • 24 min
    On the table: the ingredients for a healthy and resilient food system

    On the table: the ingredients for a healthy and resilient food system

    In episode 2 of our Weekly Show, our hosts, Seb Egerton-Read and Laura Franco Henao, are diving into the circular economy in action discussing examples that are transforming our food system with Emma Chow and Nick Jeffries, both members of the Food Initiative team at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

    • 24 min
    In the loop: product and material flows

    In the loop: product and material flows

    In this first episode of our Explore The Circular Economy Weekly Show, Season 1, Seb Egerton-Read and Laura Franco Henao, hosts of our weekly show, are talking through real-world examples of the circular economy with Nick Jeffries and Ashima Sukhdev bringing the concept to life.

    • 33 min
    Why it's time to invest in the circular economy

    Why it's time to invest in the circular economy

    Increasingly adopted as a powerful framework to address the world’s most pressing challenges, the transition towards the circular economy is well underway. However, a key ingredient is still very much in the early stages of exploring the topic - the world of finance.

    Luigi Riccardo is an industrial engineer. In early 2016 he joined the Innovation Center in Intesa Sanpaolo as innovation specialist and project manager. He is part of the team that developed the bank’s strategy on Circular Economy as a force for good, with the delivery of a dedicated plafond to finance circular projects and the launch of the Circular Economy Lab in Milan. Luigi is also a PhD student in the “Innovation for the Circular Economy” programme at the University of Turin, member of the local Global Shapers Community by WEF and manager in TEDxTorino conferences organisation. His aim is to shape a better world starting with local actions.

    In this session, hear how Intesa Sanpaolo has made the topic of circular economy central to their strategy, and how they aim to support businesses, especially SMEs, in making the transition.

    • 28 min
    DS Smith and Costa: A reverse cycle for coffee cups

    DS Smith and Costa: A reverse cycle for coffee cups

    The wastefulness of takeaway paper coffee cups and issues of recyclability have regularly featured in the headlines in recent years as topics like ocean plastics become increasingly prominent. Better design and reuse are clearly on top of the agenda, but there's demands for better recycling are also firmly on the agenda of governments, organisations and consumers.

    Listen to this podcast to hear the story of how DS Smith has aimed to tackle this issue, starting by finding a solution to recycling coffee cups at scale in a standard paper mill, and then moving on to consider the system that sits around that technology with the launch of their Coffee Drop Box solution. We'll also be joined in the studio by the Head of Environment from one of the UK's largest coffee retailers, who will talk about the challenge of single use takeaway cups and the respective roles that reuse and recycling can play in changing a consumer's relationship with those products.

    • 26 min
    The power of information and data in our cities

    The power of information and data in our cities

    An all too familiar story is told about our data and how various organisations are capturing it, harvesting it, and using it in ways to influence us - some positive, but many perceived as negative. What does a more hopeful vision of a data dominated world look like?

    Mara Balestrini is an expert on this topic. She works as a Human-Computer-Interaction researcher, and founded an organisation devoted to the issue called Ideas for Change. Watch this conversation to hear about some of the examples of citizens taking hold of and being empowered by their data to create positive impacts for their everyday lives in their cities.

    • 18 min

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