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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.

The Circular Economy Show Ellen MacArthur Foundation

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

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.

    Profound connections: the circular economy, biomimicry, and doughnut economics

    Profound connections: the circular economy, biomimicry, and doughnut economics

    In this episode, we are joined by our very own three wise women — the Foundation's founder and chair of trustees, Ellen MacArthur, Doughnut Economics author and co-founder of the Doughnut Economics Action Lab, Kate Raworth, and the co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8, the world's first bio-inspired consultancy, Janine Benyus.
    This is first in a series of podcast episodes recorded at Summit 22 — the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's flagship annual event — which brought together business leaders, policymakers, innovators, and global changemakers to explore how we can redesign our economy so that it regenerates, rather than destroys, the natural world.
    In an inspiring conversation facilitated by Brunswick Group senior partner, Lucy Parker, Ellen, Kate, and Janine discuss, in Kate's words, the 'profound connections' between the circular economy, biomimicry, and her own doughnut economic model.
    Together, they explored the ways in which the three approaches offer a vision of a world that works for all — one that requires a mindset shift, from our current take, make, waste economy to one in which waste is eliminated, products and materials are circulated, and nature is regenerated. An economy that recognises that doing less harm simply isn't good enough, that we must work together to create solutions that actively improve the world we live in.

    • 20 min
    NEW SERIES! Conversations from Summit 22

    NEW SERIES! Conversations from Summit 22

    The Circular Economy Show Podcast is back with a new series that looks at the solutions and innovations that can scale, and who’s already doing it.
    We'll hear from business leaders, policymakers, innovators, and global changemakers about how we can accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
    The first episode drops on Tuesday 9th August. Subscribe now so you don't miss it!

    • 37 sec
    How to use creativity to find solutions

    How to use creativity to find solutions

    Designers and creatives can have an important impact in the circular economy, but how do we put that into action?
    In this episode, Philippe Meunier, co-founder and CEO of creative agency Sid Lee, shares 10 tips with us on how to find more creative solutions.
    From removing fear around new projects, and why it’s important to embrace fun in creative work, grab a pen and take note of Philippe's excellent tips.

    • 29 min
    How is IKEA embracing circular design?

    How is IKEA embracing circular design?

    How is the world’s largest furniture retailer embracing circular economy principles?
    In this episode, we hear from Hanna Ahlberg, IKEA’s Circular Product Development Project Leader.
    In a conversation with Joe Iles, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Design Programme Lead, Hanna discusses materials innovation, piloting furniture rental, and why IKEA is standardising its parts.

    • 22 min
    What is the role of the creative industries in building back better?

    What is the role of the creative industries in building back better?

    When talking about the circular economy, we often hear about science, engineering and policy. But what about the role of the creative industries? What part does advertising, branding and marketing play in transitioning from a wasteful linear economy, to a circular one?

    In this episode we'll hear from Farah Ramzan Golant, president of Kyu, a collective of creative organisations including IDEO, Sid Lee and Kepler; and Chris Riley, founder of Studio Riley, and former head of strategic planning at Apple.

    Chris and Farah spoke to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Circular Design Programme Lead, Joe Iles, at Summit 2020, about why people are ready for businesses to go circular.

    • 36 min
    Lily Cole’s reasons for optimism in our changing world

    Lily Cole’s reasons for optimism in our changing world

    In the first of a 4-part series looking at the role of creatives in building a circular economy, we hear from Lily Cole.

    Lily, who made her name as a fashion model, spoke to Ellen MacArthur and Emma Chow about her book, ‘Who Cares Wins: Reasons for optimism in our changing world,’ and why she became interested in environmental activism.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

JenTgy ,

A vital listen

Bringing so much hope and realisation that there can be a better future ahead. The circular economy just makes so much sense. I always feel more positive after listening to this podcast - everyone needs to hear it!

xavierbaby ,

Changing the way we live!

World expect in circular economy

Retailreader ,

Enlightening

Fabulous case studies and interviews.

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