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.
Ep116 Chuck Fuerst circularity for product returns

116 Chuck Fuerst: circularity for product returns

Chuck Fuerst is Chief Marketing Officer for software provider ReverseLogix. ReverseLogix is the only end-to-end, centralized, and fully integrated returns management system built specifically for retail, eCommerce, manufacturing and 3PL…
Ep115 Paddy Le Flufy building future-fit systems

115 Paddy Le Flufy: Building future-fit systems

We’re exploring the broader context of a future-fit economy, asking questions like: How do we create the conditions for circular solutions to gain traction? What’s holding us back, particularly when…

111 Sara Howard: symbiotic circular ceramics

How might we design and make ceramics in a circular economy? Ceramic products make our lives better in all kinds of ways. Some have been around for centuries (think bricks,…
Ep110 Katie Beverley PDR

110 Katie Beverley: designing a circular economy

Are we designing a circular economy – or just designing circular products and materials? Today we’re catching up with Dr. Katie Beverley. Katie is a Senior Research Officer at PDR…