The Ellen MacArthur Foundation welcomes you to The Circular Economy Show, 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,
Design Leaders: What does circular design mean to them? | Episode 31
Circular design is a key enabler in the transition to a circular economy. It provides the opportunity to rethink how products are made and systems can be designed. But who are the designers leading this transition?
In this episode, Anne Asensio, Head of Design at Dassault Systemes, joins us to talk about what circular design means to her. Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer at Philips, will also showcase examples of Philip's journey to circularity so far.
The Foundation's Design Network and Creative Lead, Simon Widmer, will be on hand to talk us through circular design and the importance of circular design leaders.
Joining the dots: climate change and the circular economy | Episode 30
In the lead up to COP 26, more and more companies and organisations are coming together to discuss how they can have a positive impact on the environment and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
In this episode of The Circular Economy Show podcast, we'll explore how circular economy practices can contribute to meeting companies’ climate targets.
We'll hear from Chad Frischmann from Project Drawdown, who will provide insights into the solutions to climate change that most of us don’t talk about.
We'll also speak to Laura Vicaria from MUD Jeans about the company’s circular business model and to James Lundström from Volvo Cars about the circular economy solutions that the automotive manufacturer has adopted to address its climate impacts.
Circular business models: Making the economics work | Episode 29
The textiles industry remains anchored in the linear take-make-waste economy. According to the European Environment Agency, the sector has the fourth most significant impact on primary resource materials and water after food, housing and transport.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has recently set out five universal circular economy policy goals around which governments and businesses can align to scale the circular economy. One goal is to ‘make the economics work’ by creating economic incentives and setting regulatory requirements that enable circular economy business models (such as resale, rental and repair) to become the norm rather than the exception. How can this be achieved in the fashion and textiles sector?
In this episode, we'll hear from the European Commission, the European Environment Agency, and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, who will share their perspectives on the enabling role of policy to increase the adoption of circular business models.
Measuring your business transformation towards a circular economy | Episode 28
Measuring progress against targets is vital for any business. You track your company’s sales figures, cost base, and carbon emissions — but what about your circular economy performance? As the circular economy gains momentum globally, with more businesses developing circular strategies that create growth and also benefit society and the environment, circular economy performance is becoming increasingly important.
In this episode we hear from Cecilia Brännsten, the Environmental Sustainability Manager for the H&M Group, Marianne Richeux, Brambles' Zero Waste World Programme Director for Europe, and Ellen Jackowski, Chief Sustainability Officer at HP Inc.
Upstream what? Solutions to plastic pollution | Episode 27
If you came home to find that your apartment was flooding, would you immediately start mopping up the water?
Probably not! That would be a futile effort without first finding out what is causing the flooding and stopping it. This is the essence of tackling the root cause of a problem — moving upstream.
In a circular economy, upstream innovation is about tracing a problem back to its root cause and tackling it there. Why deal with a pile of waste when we can prevent it from being created in the first place? Good for the environment, good for the economy: shifting just 20% of plastic packaging from single-use to reuse is an upstream innovation opportunity worth ~USD 10 billion.
In this episode, we'll explore worldwide cutting-edge upstream innovation examples to tackle plastic pollution. We will hear from Jessica Vieira from Apeel, who disrupts food systems by extending the life of fruit and vegetables without any single-use plastic. Also joining us is Dieuwertje Nelissen from Enviu, who will share their reuse projects and how they are tackling plastic pollution from Indonesia to The Netherlands.
Food and farming: regenerative solutions to tackle climate change | Episode 26
From farm to plate, our food plays an important role in how we tackle climate change. Since the beginning of the agricultural revolution, we have used extractive, traditional farming practices in order to produce enough food to meet the needs of an ever-increasing global population.
People are eating more food with less nutritional value. Is it possible to grow our food in ways that provide more valuable nutrients through regenerative and restorative practices?
Join us in this episode as we explore examples of regeneratively sourced food, that sequester carbon and restore soil health. We will be joined by Sheena Shah, the Permaculture Design Consultant and Director at Harvesting for Good East Africa, to discuss regenerative agricultural practices and examples from East Africa. We will hear from Nicole Gobeth to understand the role of policy and how her initiative, Connect the Dots, is creating a circular economy for food in São Paulo. We will also welcome Jeanette Coombs-Lanot from Danone to discuss the role played by large consumer-facing businesses and learn how they are ensuring that the food they produce for our plates is managed regeneratively.
This podcast is based on a recent episode of the Circular Economy Show, watch the full episode at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNcJfu0xwJA
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