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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,

Explore the Circular Economy Ellen MacArthur Foundation

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 16 Ratings

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,

    Circular economy opportunities in China

    Circular economy opportunities in China

    China is a leading global superpower and also one of the pioneering countries of circular economy implementation. In this episode, we will dive deeper into how the circular economy started in China, and how China’s circular journey has differed from that of the EU’s. In this episode, we draw upon the positive steps China has taken to implement a circular economy in cities and the potential for an EU-China circular economy collaboration with Reniera O'Donnel and Ilma Stankeviciute from the learning team, and Jie Zhou and Vigil Yangjinqi Yu, both Research Analysts at the Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation.

    • 22 min
    Learning from Covid-19: Creating a Circular Economy for Food

    Learning from Covid-19: Creating a Circular Economy for Food

    How can we learn from the exposures of the Covid-19 crisis and rethink more resilient and diverse supply chains? In this episode, we will be discussing how we can redesign our food system based on the principles of the circular economy enabling it to actively contribute to the regeneration of natural systems and to a thriving economy. We will draw upon some of the actions being taken around the world, including a deep dive on China.

    • 30 min
    The circular economy: a solution to build back better

    The circular economy: a solution to build back better

    There have been many calls to build back better after the Covid-19 crisis. More than 50 global leaders — including CEOs, policymakers, NGOs, academics and philanthropists — have joined the Foundation and signed a statement saying that now is the time to do more, not less, to build a circular economy. In this episode, we discuss this statement and exploring how we can build back better with the circular economy with Rob Opsomer, Systemic Initiatives Lead at the Foundation, Cecilia Brännsten, Environmental Sustainability Manager at H&M Group and Veronique Cremades-Mathis, Global Head of Sustainable Packaging at Nestlé.

    • 33 min
    How can art shape the economy for better?

    How can art shape the economy for better?

    In this 5th episode of the foundation's weekly show, we focus on the role of art in the world, how both art and design steer values, change perceptions and stimulate scientific thought. Laura, the host of this podcast, leads the conversation with Fanny Breteau, designer and art director at the foundation and Emma Hislop, artist in residence 2020 and tentatively begin to explore the roles writers, poets, painters, designers and artists can play in illustrating and helping to further the transition to a circular economy.

    • 25 min
    Tackling Climate Change: The Case for a Circular Economy

    Tackling Climate Change: The Case for a Circular Economy

    The need to transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy to mitigate climate change is well understood, but this is only one part of the picture. In this episode, our hosts ask Soukeyna Gueye, author of the foundation's "Completing the picture" report on climate change, why we need to fundamentally rethink how we produce and use our everyday products to tackle the climate crisis.

    • 25 min
    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

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