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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,

    Reflections of an Artist in Residence: Emma Hislop

    Reflections of an Artist in Residence: Emma Hislop

    Hear from Emma Hislop, a multidisciplinary artist from Glasgow and the Foundation’s first-ever Artist in Residence, has she reflects on her work at the Foundation.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Where is your old laptop? E-waste in Africa.

    Where is your old laptop? E-waste in Africa.

    Agbogbloshie is one of the largest e-waste dumpsites in the world, providing an income to thousands of people in the area. However, workers dealing with e-waste face dangerous working conditions. E-waste is just one example of the systemic challenges of our time with no easy solution. In this episode, Reniera O'Donnell and Sarah O'Carroll discuss with our guests, Joseph Awuah-Darko and Joshua Palfreman, some of the steps being taken to help ensure economic prosperity and better conditions for the people directly affected.

    • 28 min
    How does Latin America benefit from a circular economy?

    How does Latin America benefit from a circular economy?

    Latin America is in many ways a rich region with abundant natural resources, human capital, and bio-economy assets. However, the economies within it are predominantly linear and highly extractive - depleting and degrading the environment. In this episode, Laura Franco Henao and Michael Oliveira discuss how can the circular economy provide an alternative pathway that is regenerative by design and creates value that is inclusive and distributed. In this session, we ask those questions to people working in the region and highlight the significant roles of innovation, policy and finance.

    • 29 min
    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

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