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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,

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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,

    A circular economy for packaging: Extended Producer Responsibility | Episode 31

    A circular economy for packaging: Extended Producer Responsibility | Episode 31

    In a circular economy, we need dedicated, ongoing, and sufficient funding for the collection, sorting, and recycling of packaging – otherwise the economics simply do not stack up – it costs more to do than the money it makes.

    That’s where Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) comes in. In this episode, the Foundation's Maya Adams and Ambrogio Miserocchi introduce the concept of EPR and how it works in a circular economy.

    We'll then hear from guests Matthew Demorais, Corporate Affairs Director at Unilever; Dr. Maarten Dubois, Project Lead Circular Economy at OECD; Guillermo González, Head of Circular Economy Office, Ministry of the Environment, Chile, and Sara Wingstrand, Programme Manager, New Plastics Economy at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Together they reflect on the watershed momentum around EPR for packaging as an essential part of a circular economy.

    • 29 min
    Design Leaders: What does circular design mean to them? | Episode 31

    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.

    • 25 min
    Joining the dots: climate change and the circular economy | Episode 30

    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.

    • 26 min
    Circular business models: Making the economics work | Episode 29

    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.

    • 26 min
    Measuring your business transformation towards a circular economy | Episode 28

    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.

    • 29 min
    Upstream what? Solutions to plastic pollution | Episode 27

    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.

    • 25 min

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