Welcome to Getting In the Loop – a podcast dedicated to exploring how to transform to a more circular society that recognises our planet’s limited resources. Join host Katie Whalen as she examines the challenges facing our current resource use and discovers alternatives to the ‘take, make, dispose’ way of doing things. Each week she interviews circular economy experts about what they’re doing and learning (including Anna Tari of the Circular Economy Club, Ken Webster of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and many more). Together we'll uncover what circular economy means in practice and find out what's being done to keep our resources in a loop rather than sent to waste. Find show notes and resources at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. It's time for you to get in the loop!
How to Communicate Effectively about Circular Economy with Virginia Cinquemani
In this episode, Virginia Cinquemani shares the mistakes us circular economy professionals often make when we talk about circular economy. Are you making any of them? Get ready to find out! Through her company Green Gorilla, Virginia coaches sustainability professionals on how to make an impact and find the right way to communicate sustainability to their stakeholders. Virginia has a deep passion for sustainability and she is an advocate of bridging the soft skill gap in technical fields for effective and lasting change. She is also the author of SustainABLE: How to Find Success as a Sustainability Professional in a Rapidly Changing World. Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com.
Circular Economy in Sweden and the Nordic Circular Hotspot with Elin Bergman
I’m thrilled to welcome Elin Bergman to the podcast. Elin has been called the “Circular economy queen of Sweden.’’ In this episode, you will hear how Elin stumbled upon the circular economy and how ever since she has been working to implement the transition to a more circular economy. You’ll find out about how Sweden is moving towards a circular economy and what Elin thinks needs to happen in order to make the transition. You’ll learn about Elin’s most recent initiative, a new international network called ‘The Baltic Stewardship Initiative’ which aims to enable recirculation of nutrients in the region from the agri-food sector.
Elin works as the circular economy expert at WWF Sweden, is one of the initiators of the Nordic Circular Hotspot and is the Vice President and spokesperson of the Swedish circular economy network Cradlenet. Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com .
Katie’s note: Since this episode was recorded, I have left my role as a Managing Partner of the Nordic Circular Hotspot.
Moving to Reusable Packaging and Circular Economy Systems with Jennifer von der Heydt
Jennifer von der Heydt of Loop-it joins me on the podcast today! Jennifer is CEO and Co-Founder of Loop-It, which is an easy, convenient and affordable reuse system for products. Their reusable coffee cups can already be found in cafes throughout Sweden.
Jenn founded loop-it in 2019 after her Erasmus at Linköping University in Sweden where loop-it began as an idea at an innovation bootcamp. Jennifer and the other co-founders won second place and kept going with their idea. In September 2020, she moved to Stockholm to work on loop-it full time. Loop-it was most recently part of the +impact accelerator from Danske Bank, RISE, WeWork Labs and Ignite Sweden.
In this episode, Jennifer tells us about Loop-it and shares her experience as a circular entrepreneur. You’ll hear about what she’s learned setting up loop-it and the one question she always gets asked -- and is ready to answer for the last time on the podcast! Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com .
Year in Review: Your Top 3 Circular Economy Podcast Episodes
Join me for the last episode of 2020! We’re taking a look back on a year that has been full of surprises. I’m sharing the top 3 downloaded episodes and we'll hear a listener voicemail for the first time.
What are your circular economy highlights from this year?
* Did you learn something new?
* Maybe you had a favorite podcast episode?
* Or are you done with 2020 and have big goals for 2021?
Fall Recap: 3 Circular Economy Events You Don’t Want to Miss
It’s been a crazy year hasn’t it? I hope all of you have been well considering this year has looked quite different than usual. One upside to going digital is the plethora of virtual events about circular economy. In this episode, I’m sharing about three online circular economy events from this fall.
Leading Sustainable Business and How the SDGs Changed Everything with Donald Eubank
Donald Eubank joins us on the podcast today! Based in Japan, Donald is co-author of the new book Leading Sustainably: The Path to Sustainable Business and How the SDGs Changed Everything. In this episode, Donald and I talk about the Sustainable Development Goals and how companies are using them to guide sustainable business practices. Developed by the United Nations, the Sustainable Development Goals are 17 goals often referred to as the ‘SDGs’ that provide a blueprint for us to achieve a better future for all. In today’s episode, I challenge Donald about their usefulness as guides for helping us achieve climate goals. Donald shares tangible examples from global companies that are using the SDGs as frameworks to implement sustainable business strategies in their organizations. Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com .
An all-around Circular Economy Podcast
An excellent podcast on Circular Economy where the host - Katie holds candid conversations with guests. I have always found it inspiring, easy to understand and insightful.
I highly recommend this to anyone who wants an all-around knowledge experience and realities on Circular Economy.
Good for keeping up to date on CE
This is an excellent podcast for people who already have a basic understanding of Circular Economy concepts and want to stay up to date on the latest thinking and conversations with experts and professionals.
Finally, a podcast on circular economy!
It's nice to finally have a podcast by a fellow PhD student in Sweden who is knowledgeable and up to date with current findings in circularity and has interesting interviews with entrpreneurs from the industry. I'm thrilled to grow my contacts in the textile industry as many CEOs in the field were interviewed in the last few weeks. I wish there was more from Catherine Weetman on using the right tools in an industry related context, but I hope to find this information in her book. Nice work Katie! I look forward to playing the game you developed too!