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!
Katie here! The Getting in the Loop podcast is going on a summer break during July and August and will resume regular episodes in September.
If you want to continue to learn about circular economy over the summer, we have a number of circular economy resources on our website. These include free downloads and new games to support you on your circular economy journey, especially if you want to share circular economy with others. You can head to www.gettinginthelooppodcast.com and click ‘Resources’.
That being said: While the podcast may be on summer break, the Getting in the Loop circular economy podcast team will still be working behind the scenes, including planning and making new episodes for you! In fact, I asked members of our podcast Linkedin group what they wanted to hear about in upcoming episodes - so if you haven’t responded to that post, be sure to do so! You can become a member of the group by searching ‘Getting in the Loop Podcast’ on linkedin.com. It’s a great way to get in touch with me and connect with other listeners!
I hope you have a great July and August and will talk to you in September!
What You Need to Know about Circular Materials and Measuring Circular Economy with Jim Goddin
In this episode of the Getting in the Loop circular economy podcast, Jim Goddin (Head of Circular Economy at thinkstep-anz) shares what he’s learned having worked with circular economy issues over the past 10 years. Jim explains what most people get wrong about circular economy, the importance of measuring circularity, and what it was like to work with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on the development of their Material Circularity Indicator. We also discuss his expertise in critical raw materials and the one thing he thinks all companies should know - but likely don’t! Will you know it? Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com.
What Sports and Circular Economy Culture Shifts Have in Common with Brad Jeavons
What do sports and circular economy have in common? Well, today’s guest Brad Jeavons thinks approaches traditionally used by sports teams could help us create more sustainable and circular companies, especially when it comes to strategy and cultural deployment of circular economy concepts. Brad is an author, coach and presenter who focuses on helping organizations and their people reach their potential. In this episode, Brad shares what we can learn about transitioning to a circular economy from his experience helping large organizations shift culture. We also talk about why customer centric companies are more likely to have success with the circular economy and Brad shares his thoughts on the state of circular economy in Australia. Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com.
Can Circular Economy Enable Infinite Economic Growth? with Ekaterina Chertkovskaya
Circular economy aims to decouple resource consumption from economic growth. But will that be enough to create a sustainable future? Our guest today thinks degrowth must be part of the solution. In this week’s episode of the Getting in the Loop circular economy podcast, I speak with Ekaterina Chertkovskaya.
In today’s episode: Ekaterina explains the concept of degrowth and shares examples of what this could mean in practice by presenting possible alternatives focused on openness and relocalization. She also explains why we should be wary of placing the blame on individuals and private citizens when it comes to sustainability - and what we can actually do to address this issue. Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com.
#CircularNext and Exploring Circular Economy in North America with Humberto Olivo
You might think the circular economy movement is only growing in Europe - but today’s podcast guest proves other parts of the globe are also interested in the circular economy! In this week’s episode of the Getting in the Loop circular economy podcast, I speak with Humberto Olivo from #CircularNext North America, a series of monthly events organized throughout 2021 with the aim to explore circular economy best practices in North America. In this episode, Humberto shares why he was motivated to start #CircularNext North America and how you can get involved. You’ll hear about topics previously covered in the series - including digitalization and circular economy in regions - and learn about upcoming topics including tourism, finance, and more. Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com.
Circular Cities Initiatives and The Example of Prague with Vojtech Vosecky
Over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, making these spaces a good starting point for rethinking how we use existing resources and identifying how we can reuse materials in a closed-loop manner. In this week’s episode of the Getting in the Loop circular economy podcast, I speak with Vojtěch Vosecky from Circle Economy about circular cities. You’ll learn what the city of Prague is doing to move towards a circular economy and how they have adopted circular economy strategies, especially in public purchasing and procurement policies. Many of the examples Vojtěch shares are related to the biocycle and biological materials, including circular agriculture processes and public awareness campaigns to help reduce food waste. Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com.
Climate activism and ZW
I enjoyed listening to this episode a lot! Please, invite some CE activists in your podcast. I like this excitement for mobilizing public toward circular economy. Actually, this concept should have stronger connection with public not limited to experts or corporations! Certainly, it needs a straightforward language for this connection😊👍keep it up!
Informative for a beginner
Love the variety of guests! Great broad look at the circular economy.
As a CE expert, this episode is very inspiring! because it addressed packaging material,I appreciate the plastic free label system on the products in the market in order to mitigate negative consequences of plastic and microplastic.