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In these podcasts, Catherine Weetman of RethinkGlobal.info will be chatting with those inspiring people who are making the circular economy happen: rethinking how we design, make and use everything. We’ll talk to entrepreneurs & business owners, social enterprises, and leading thinkers. We’ll find out how they are using circular principles to create value, increase resilience and reduce risk: to make a competitive, sustainable organisation. You’ll find the show notes, links and transcripts at www.circulareconomypodcast.com, where you can subscribe to updates and useful resources.

Circular Economy Podcast Catherine Weetman

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

In these podcasts, Catherine Weetman of RethinkGlobal.info will be chatting with those inspiring people who are making the circular economy happen: rethinking how we design, make and use everything. We’ll talk to entrepreneurs & business owners, social enterprises, and leading thinkers. We’ll find out how they are using circular principles to create value, increase resilience and reduce risk: to make a competitive, sustainable organisation. You’ll find the show notes, links and transcripts at www.circulareconomypodcast.com, where you can subscribe to updates and useful resources.

    René Bethmann – circular designs for outdoor sports gear

    René Bethmann – circular designs for outdoor sports gear

    How do we navigate the tensions of having brilliant products that help us enjoy outdoor activies, yet which are difficult to repair and recycle? René Bethmann specializes in textile and apparel technology, and is leading new approaches to the design of more circular products and materials at Vaude Sports.René focuses on emotional durability, repairability and renewable or recyclable materials. Plus, if we focus on defossilization, not decarbonization, we can unlock new ways of thinking about textiles, coatings and other materials.













    Podcast host Catherine Weetman is a circular economy business advisor, workshop facilitator, speaker and writer.  Her award-winning book: A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business includes lots of practical examples and tips on getting started.  Catherine founded Rethink Global in 2013, to help businesses use circular, sustainable approaches to build a better business (and a better world).Stay in touch for free insights and updates...







    Read on for a summary of the podcast and links to the people, organisations and other resources we mention.

    You can subscribe to the podcast series on iTunes, Google Podcasts, PlayerFM, Spotify, TuneIn, or search for "circular economy" in your favourite podcast app.  Stay in touch to get free insights and updates, direct to your inbox...

    Don’t forget, you can use our interactive, searchable podcast index to find episodes by sector, by region or by circular strategy. Plus, there is now a regular Circular Economy Podcast newsletter, so you get the latest episode show notes, links and transcript delivered to your inbox on Sunday morning, each fortnight. The newsletter includes a link to the episode page on our website, with an audio player. You can subscribe by clicking this link to update your preferences.

























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    * A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business - buy from any good bookseller, or direct from the publisher Kogan Page, which ships worldwide (free shipping to UK and US) and you can use discount code CIRCL20 to get 20% off. It's available in paperback, ebook and Kindle. If you buy it from online sources, make sure you choose the new edition with an orange cover!

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    • 46 min
    80 – Evolving and scaling

    80 – Evolving and scaling

    If you are a regular listener, you’ll know that every 10th episode, I zoom in on one or two of the common themes from the last series of interviews.In the last series, we’ve heard from 4 businesses and 3 social enterprises, based in Australia, The Netherlands, France, Spain, the UK and the USA.What stood out for me this time was how circular solutions develop as they mature – that might be evolving to improve the range of solutions, to strengthen the offer or the business model, and maybe even having to pivot when a major barrier or issue crops up.Businesses and community initiatives might also want to expand their scale, so they can make a bigger positive difference.













    Podcast host Catherine Weetman is a circular economy business advisor, workshop facilitator, speaker and writer.  Her award-winning book: A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business includes lots of practical examples and tips on getting started.  Catherine founded Rethink Global in 2013, to help businesses use circular, sustainable approaches to build a better business (and a better world).Stay in touch for free insights and updates...







    Read on for a summary of the podcast and links to the people, organisations and other resources we mention.

    You can subscribe to the podcast series on iTunes, Google Podcasts, PlayerFM, Spotify, TuneIn, or search for "circular economy" in your favourite podcast app.  Stay in touch to get free insights and updates, direct to your inbox...

    Don’t forget, you can use our interactive, searchable podcast index to find episodes by sector, by region or by circular strategy. Plus, there is now a regular Circular Economy Podcast newsletter, so you get the latest episode show notes, links and transcript delivered to your inbox on Sunday morning, each fortnight. The newsletter includes a link to the episode page on our website, with an audio player. You can subscribe by clicking this link to update your preferences.

























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    * A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business - buy from any good bookseller, or direct from the publisher Kogan Page, which ships worldwide (free shipping to UK and US) and you can use discount code CIRCL20 to get 20% off. It's available in paperback, ebook and Kindle. If you buy it from online sources, make sure you choose the new edition with an orange cover!

    * Sign up to get the podcast player and shownotes for each new episode emailed to your inbox

    • 37 min
    79 Jordi Ferre – creating value from wine waste

    79 Jordi Ferre – creating value from wine waste

    Jordi Ferre of Alvinesa talks to Catherine Weetman about creating valuable natural ingredients using waste from the wine industry.You may be surprised to learn that, Instead of becoming waste for landfill, grape skins and other unused parts of grapes from the wine-making process can then go on to create important ingredients to support healthy living, which are used in supplements, foods and beverages.Alvinesa Natural Ingredients based in Spain, is a “circular economy” leader of sustainable plant-based ingredients. New Chief Executive Jordi Ferre is leading the expansion of Alvinesa’s plant-based ingredients into the global food and nutrition markets.Jordi is an accomplished C-suite business leader who brings a strong commercial and operations background in the food sector, covering B2C as well as value-added food ingredients and agritech.Podcast host Catherine Weetman is a circular economy business advisor, workshop facilitator, speaker and writer.  Her award-winning book: A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business includes lots of practical examples and tips on getting started.  Catherine founded Rethink Global in 2013, to help businesses use circular, sustainable approaches to build a better business (and a better world).Stay in touch for free insights and updates...Read on for a summary of the podcast and links to the people, organisations and other resources we mention.

    You can subscribe to the podcast series on iTunes, Google Podcasts, PlayerFM, Spotify, TuneIn, or search for "circular economy" in your favourite podcast app.  Stay in touch to get free insights and updates, direct to your inbox...

    Don’t forget, you can use our interactive, searchable podcast index to find episodes by sector, by region or by circular strategy. Plus, there is now a regular Circular Economy Podcast newsletter, so you get the latest episode show notes, links and transcript delivered to your inbox on Sunday morning, each fortnight. The newsletter includes a link to the episode page on our website, with an audio player. You can subscribe by clicking this link to update your preferences. Links we mention in the episode:* A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business - buy from any good bookseller, or direct from the publisher Kogan Page, which ships worldwide (free shipping to UK and US) and you can use discount code CIRCL20 to get 20% off. It's available in paperback, ebook and Kindle. If you buy it from online sources, make sure you choose the new edition with an orange cover!* Sign up to get the podcast player and shownotes for each new episode emailed to your inbox* Alvinesa Website: https://www.alvinesa.com/en/* Alvinesa on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.

    • 43 min
    78 Colin Church – complex challenges for materials

    78 Colin Church – complex challenges for materials

    In today’s episode, we’re talking about critical materials, the complexities of modern supply chains, transparency and Life Cycle Analysis, the challenges of how we ensure fair shares of finite resources and much more.Helping guide us through these topics is Dr Colin Church, the Chief Executive of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, the global network for the materials cycle – also known as IOM3.Colin moved to IOM3 in late 2018 from CIWM, the professional UK body for resources and waste management. Before that, Colin spent over twenty years in the UK Government working on a range of issues at the borders of science, engineering and policy. He is also Chair of the Green Alliance Circular Economy Task Force.













    Podcast host Catherine Weetman is a circular economy business advisor, workshop facilitator, speaker and writer.  Her award-winning book: A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business includes lots of practical examples and tips on getting started.  Catherine founded Rethink Global in 2013, to help businesses use circular, sustainable approaches to build a better business (and a better world).Stay in touch for free insights and updates...







    Read on for a summary of the podcast and links to the people, organisations and other resources we mention.

    You can subscribe to the podcast series on iTunes, Google Podcasts, PlayerFM, Spotify, TuneIn, or search for "circular economy" in your favourite podcast app.  Stay in touch to get free insights and updates, direct to your inbox...

    Don’t forget, you can use our interactive, searchable podcast index to find episodes by sector, by region or by circular strategy. Plus, there is now a regular Circular Economy Podcast newsletter, so you get the latest episode show notes, links and transcript delivered to your inbox on Sunday morning, each fortnight. The newsletter includes a link to the episode page on our website, with an audio player. You can subscribe by clicking this link to update your preferences.





















    Links we mention in the episode:





































    * A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business - buy from any good bookseller, or direct from the publisher Kogan Page, which ships worldwide (free shipping to UK and US) and you can use discount code CIRCL20 to get 20% off. It's available in paperback, ebook and Kindle. If you buy it from online sources, make sure you choose the new edition with an orange cover!

    * Sign up to get the podcast player and shownotes for each new episode emailed to your inbox

    • 48 min
    77 Steve Haskew – the world’s first Kitemark for remanufactured laptops

    77 Steve Haskew – the world’s first Kitemark for remanufactured laptops

    Steve Haskew of Circular Computing is back to tell Catherine how Circular Computing was awarded the world’s first BSI Kitemark for Remanufactured Laptops from the British Standards Institute.Steve explains what a Kitemark is, and why it’s important. Steve also tells us how the Kitemark has opened up conversations with new customers and partners, and why it’s important to realise that a zero carbon future can only happen if we go all-in for a circular economy.













    Podcast host Catherine Weetman is a circular economy business advisor, workshop facilitator, speaker and writer.  Her award-winning book: A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business includes lots of practical examples and tips on getting started.  Catherine founded Rethink Global in 2013, to help businesses use circular, sustainable approaches to build a better business (and a better world).Stay in touch for free insights and updates...







    Read on for a summary of the podcast and links to the people, organisations and other resources we mention.

    You can subscribe to the podcast series on iTunes, Google Podcasts, PlayerFM, Spotify, TuneIn, or search for "circular economy" in your favourite podcast app.  Stay in touch to get free insights and updates, direct to your inbox...

    Don’t forget, you can use our interactive, searchable podcast index to find episodes by sector, by region or by circular strategy. Plus, there is now a regular Circular Economy Podcast newsletter, so you get the latest episode show notes, links and transcript delivered to your inbox on Sunday morning, each fortnight. The newsletter includes a link to the episode page on our website, with an audio player. You can subscribe by clicking this link to update your preferences.





















    Links we mention in the episode:





































    * A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business - buy from any good bookseller, or direct from the publisher Kogan Page, which ships worldwide (free shipping to UK and US) and you can use discount code CIRCL20 to get 20% off. It's available in paperback, ebook and Kindle. If you buy it from online sources, make sure you choose the new edition with an orange cover!

    * Sign up to get the podcast player and shownotes for each new episode emailed to your inbox

    * Circular Computing https://circularcomputing.com

    * Circular Computing on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/circular-computing/ Facebook a href...

    • 27 min
    76 Isolde de Ridder – Circular Jewellery

    76 Isolde de Ridder – Circular Jewellery

    Isolde de Ridder is a circular jeweller and goldsmith. She founded her business - Isolde de Ridder Sieraden - in 2017, to create high-end jewellery with the greatest care for both people and planet. Isolde gives discarded metals and other materials a second life, contributing to a better world for future generations.Isolde began her education to become a goldsmith in 2006, to combine her passion for gemstones, creativity and working with her hands. She’s inspired by Nature, gemstones, ancient civilizations and also more recent art movements.We talk about why reusing discarded precious metals is more complicated than it sounds, and how Isolde is encouraging people to bring old jewellery back to life, using her storytelling and design skills to help people repurpose jewellery and other materials into things they will treasure, and that remind them of their loved ones.Isolde tells us about her early interests, and how they led her to start this business, how she became disillusioned with the ethics of Fair Mined and Fairtrade Gold, and how that sparked the ideas for becoming a circular economy jeweller.We hear about some of the kinds of jewellery Isolde designs, and how she uses old objects to embed precious memories into the finished product.Podcast host Catherine Weetman is a circular economy business advisor, workshop facilitator, speaker and writer.  Her award-winning book: A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business includes lots of practical examples and tips on getting started.  Catherine founded Rethink Global in 2013, to help businesses use circular, sustainable approaches to build a better business (and a better world).Stay in touch for free insights and updates...Read on for a summary of the podcast and links to the people, organisations and other resources we mention.

    You can subscribe to the podcast series on iTunes, Google Podcasts, PlayerFM, Spotify, TuneIn, or search for "circular economy" in your favourite podcast app.  Stay in touch to get free insights and updates, direct to your inbox...

    Don’t forget, you can use our interactive, searchable podcast index to find episodes by sector, by region or by circular strategy. Plus, there is now a regular Circular Economy Podcast newsletter, so you get the latest episode show notes, links and transcript delivered to your inbox on Sunday morning, each fortnight. The newsletter includes a link to the episode page on our website, with an audio player. You can subscribe by clicking this link to update your preferences. Links we mention in the episode:* A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business - buy from any good bookseller, or direct from the publisher Kogan Page, which ships worldwide (free shipping to UK and US) and you can use discount code CIRCL20 to get 20% off. It's available in paperback, ebook and Kindle. If you buy it from online sources, make sure you choose the new edition with an orange cover!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Lou Wiles ,

A great way to challenge our thinking

Love that this podcast pushes me to think differently about my business and in particular those I choose to support. We should all be learning. challenging and applying this stuff!

Adrienne Aslan ,

The base for my new project

I have just finished listening to all 29 episodes and taking notes to help me on the building of my new business model, we have just introduced eco and ethical practices to our 10 years old convenience store and now we found new premises where we want to try to apply the circular economy concept from the start. This show has fed me with information, contacts, inspiration and above all gave me self-belief, thank you!!!

Danhalffrog ,

No brainers!!

I’m constantly blown away by some of the ideas and businesses included on this podcast. How are there not more businesses doing these things? Question is which one can I copy with pride to bring to a new market using some of my existing skills!! 🤔

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