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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 Podcast Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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    • 4.7 • 30 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.

    Biomimicry's role in transforming industries | The origins of the circular economy

    Biomimicry's role in transforming industries | The origins of the circular economy

    Where did the concept of the circular economy come from? In our new season “Origins: The ideas shaping the circular economy”, we dig into the different ideas that have inspired the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s concept of a circular economy. In this season premier, we’ll learn more about biomimicry, the practice of looking to nature for solutions to human problems.

    • 31 min
    New season - Origins: The ideas shaping the circular economy

    New season - Origins: The ideas shaping the circular economy

    Get ready for the launch of our new season on The Circular Economy Show! Join us as we dig into the different ideas that have inspired the circular economy. Over five episodes, we'll explore the origins of this movement through the schools of thought that influenced its creation: Biomimicry, Cradle to Cradle, Regenerative Design, Industrial Symbiosis and the Performance Economy. We’ll learn what the circular economy took from those influences and about the differences between them. But it’s not just theoretical. We’ll also meet the organisations applying those schools of thought to their work today.

    The new season starts on Tuesday 16th July. Subscribe to the Circular Economy Show now so you never miss an episode.

    • 1 min
    Regenerating natural ecosystems with Microsoft

    Regenerating natural ecosystems with Microsoft

    How can a company as large as Microsoft help to regenerate nature? In this episode, we discuss how the organisation is designing its rapidly-growing number of data centres to become sanctuaries of biodiversity.

    • 29 min
    Pushing the boundaries of EPR policy for textiles

    Pushing the boundaries of EPR policy for textiles

    Around the world, the vast majority of textiles leak out of the system when they are discarded. We need a new approach: a circular economy for textiles. A key part of this solution is Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). In today’s episode, we look at the global challenges and opportunities in developing a circular economy where used textiles need to be collected, sorted, re-used, and recycled.

    • 31 min
    Answering the big questions: An Ellen MacArthur Foundation round table

    Answering the big questions: An Ellen MacArthur Foundation round table

    As the circular economy gains momentum, we’re often faced with questions about how it could or should work. In this episode, some of the team from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation answer these frequently asked questions.

    • 31 min
    Creating nature-positive nutrition from cacti with Dunia Bora

    Creating nature-positive nutrition from cacti with Dunia Bora

    Dunia Bora means a better world, and that’s what Vincent Muhoro, Dunia Bora’s Founder, is aiming to achieve with his nutritious cactus juice drinks and cookies. Vincent joins us in this episode of the Circular Economy Show to explain how creating nature-positive nutrition from the cactus plant is helping to tackle the devastating effects of climate change, while creating resilience and economic opportunities for his local communities. Do not miss how Vincent came up with this brilliant idea and the challenges he’s encountered on his way to nature positive innovation.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

stevenschon ,

We all need to listen to this podcast

This is the best place to gain knowledge and intuition about what a circular economy means, as well as the steps we are taking, and need to take, to get there.

dmholcomb ,

Great Show

I listened to the episode about waste in the linear economy. The guests explain why this isn’t sustainable and why it’s so advantageous for society to move to a more circular economy.

I enjoyed listening a lot. I’d highly recommend this show.

If you are interested, please check out a podcast I host — “The Right Direction Podcast” from Compass Precision.

ADPlessis ,

What about being a citizen)

Good podcast, but terribly disappointed that Ellen refers to people as consumers with the right to choice and says there is not much more we can do to change the system except consume mindfully. I believe we can also use our vote, voice, March for change and exercise our rights as citizens and members of civil society to bring change and create a global circular economy!

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