Looking for an episode of the Circular Economy Podcast on a specific sector, or for a particular circular economy strategy? On this page, we’ve included a spreadsheet so you can sort, filter and search for relevant episodes. We’ll try to keep it up to date… if you want to find out more about the podcast, click here. The circular economy strategies feature in the updated chapter on circular business models in the 2nd edition of Catherine’s Circular Economy Handbook. Catherine built on the work of leading thinkers including Walter R. Stahel, William McDonough and Michael Braungart, Nancy Bocken and team, Martin Geissdoerfer and team, John Mulrow and Victoria Santos, to summarise three key circular strategies, underpinned by a fourth strategy: resource efficiency.
  • Slow the flow – use the product and materials for a longer period of time (eg design for durability and repair) thus getting more life from the materials and reducing consumption.
  • Intensify the loop – enabling more users to access products/resources, so we get more from less. This helps improve resource utilisation and reduce idle time, eg through sharing, renting, pay-per-use, reuse and subscriptions.
  • Recover and regenerate – we need to ‘close the loop’, by recovering products, components and materials and regenerating new resources to use in the next batch of products.
  • Narrow the loop – reduce material, energy, water and any other resources used, at a system level. This means using fewer and simpler materials

In the summary spreadsheet, we’ve  included the location of the person/organisation’s base and the industry sector related to their work. There’s also a link to the episode page on our website, which has a player, shownotes, links we mention and a transcript.
Ep122 Iain McKechnie – steps to a services-led strategy

122 Iain McKechnie: steps to a services-led strategy

Iain McKechnie of the Advanced Services Group helps clients develop services-led strategies, improving circularity and outcomes for the businesses and their customers. The market for services, including rental, subscriptions and…
Ep120 Catherine Weetman – priorities are changing

120 Priorities are changing

People’s priorities are changing, as we realise more stuff doesn’t make us happier– so how can businesses thrive by doing better, with less? In this episode, Catherine suggests it’s time…
Ep119 Ken Webster – the circular ECONOMY – part 1

119 Ken Webster: the circular ECONOMY!

This episode is different – I’m talking to Ken Webster and we explore some big themes and concepts for a critical part of the circular economy that often gets ignored…
Ep118 Ann Stevenson minding our language

118 Ann Stevenson: minding our language

Let’s talk about how we talk about the circular economy – the language we use, and whether it’s helping us… or getting in the way. Ann Stevenson is the circular…