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The Circular Economy Podcast

Catherine Weetman interviews the inspiring people who are making the circular economy happen.

We explore how circular, regenerative and fair solutions are better for people, planet and prosperity, and we’ll hear from entrepreneurs & business owners, social enterprises, and leading thinkers.

You’ll find the show notes, links and transcripts at circulareconomypodcast.com, where you can subscribe to podcast updates and Circular Insights.

We’re ranked in the top 5% of ALL podcasts globally, with listeners in over 130 countries. If you can recommend a circular business, start-up or social enterprise in a developing country as a guest, please let us know!

Scroll down to see the full episode list below – each episode has accompanying show notes and links to the people and resources we mention.

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Latest episode

Ep135 Tuomo Laine Twice Commerce

135 Tuomo Laine: unlocking circular business models

Tuomo Laine is the CEO and co-founder of Twice Commerce, which provides software to help its clients unlock a range of circular business models. Tuomo is known for being straightforward and action-oriented, and for his dedication to using entrepreneurship for societal good. He is a member of the Unreasonable Group Fellowship, and is occasionally invited to lecture at Aalto University, to share his venture building experiences. Twice Commerce's mission is to uncouple economic growth from…

Looking for a podcast episode on a specific sector, or for a particular circular economy strategy? We’ve created an index page with an interactive spreadsheet. Now, you can sort, filter and search for relevant episodes. We’ll try to keep it up to date.

The index spreadsheet includes  the location of the person/organisation’s base and the industry sector related to their work. There’s also a link to the relevant episode page on our website, with a player, shownotes and the links we mention. Click here to open the summary page, scroll down to see the spreadsheet, or scroll down to see the full episode list below

Catherine Weetman with A Circular Economy Handbook 2022

International speaker, author and strategic advisor, Catherine Weetman helps people help people discover why circular, regenerative and fair solutions are better for people, planet – and prosperity.

Catherine’s award-winning A Circular Economy Handbook, published by Kogan Page, is now in its 2nd edition. Her wide-ranging experience, systems-thinking perspective, and willingness to challenge business-as-usual, together with a deep understanding of circular and regenerative practices across industry sectors, means she’s uniquely qualified to help you succeed with circular.

Read more about Catherine here, or listen to Catherine talking about her ‘why’ in Episode 100.

Playlist: getting started with the circular economy…

Want to know more about the what the circular economy really is, and how it can help your business?  Here’s a playlist to help you get to grips with the concept, how it creates value, and the common myths (spoiler alert – it’s much more than recycling!)

  • #1 What is the circular economy: A quick intro to explain what the circular economy is and why it’s important. We explore how it helps create better products and services, and at the same time helps to make a better world. I break it down into my 5 circular economy components, helping you think about each part of your business.
  • #2 The linear economy and your risk checklist: We dig a bit deeper into the way we do business now, the linear economy, and why that’s creating problems for business, society and our living planet. Also, we’ll look at the risks that emerge from those big-picture issues, and how they might affect your organisation.
  • #90 Does circular mean it’s sustainable? Catherine Weetman is worried that companies are using circular economy solutions to grow their business (and their footprints).
  • #101 Circular is better for people, planet and profit! How three simple strategies can help you get started with circular and regenerative solutions that are better for people, planet and profit.
  • #120 Priorities are changing: people find life is better when we care for and share things – circular economy strategies make that better for business, too.

And here’s Catherine’s guide: What is the circular economy? 

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Podcast music

Thanks to Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow, otherwise known as the brilliant, inventive and generous folk duo, O’Hooley & Tidow, for allowing me to use the instrumentals from the live version of Summat’s Brewin’ as music for the podcast. You can find the whole track (inspired by the Copper Family song “Oh Good Ale”) on their album, also called Summat’s Brewin’. You can follow them on Twitter too.