The Circular Economy Podcast

Catherine Weetman interviews inspiring people who are making the circular economy happen. We explore how the circular economy makes a better business (and a better world): for you, your partners, and your customers.
 
We’re ranked in the top 10% 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!

Circular Economy Podcast

Latest episode

Ep67 Megan O’Connor of Nth Cycle

Episode 67 Megan O’Connor Of Nth Cycle – a big leap forward for metal & mineral recovery

Megan O’Connor is co-founder and CEO of Nth Cycle, a metal processing company that has developed technology to enable a clean, domestic, and streamlined supply of critical minerals for the clean energy transition. Megan tells us how she came up with the idea for using electro-extraction, a technology developed by her co-founder for a completely different application, and how she then pivoted the entire focus of her PhD to develop this.

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, which has a player, shownotes, the links we mention and a transcript. Click here to open the summary page, scroll down to see the spreadsheet.

catherine weetman interviewing circular economy businesses

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Scroll down to see the full episode list below – each episode has accompanying show notes with links and transcripts.

Catherine Weetman interviews the people making the circular economy happen: rethinking how we design, make and use everything.  We talk to entrepreneurs & business owners, social enterprises, and leading thinkers. 

We find out how they got involved, and invite them to share their ‘lessons learned’ and top tips for you.  How are they using circular approaches to create value, increase resilience and reduce risk, to make a competitive, sustainable organisation?

Want to know more about the what the circular economy is, and how it can help your business?  Listen to Episode 1, or read our article: What is the circular economy?  In Episode 2, we dig into the ‘linear economy’ – what are the risks and global mega-trends driving the need to rethink how we design, make and use everything?  What does this mean for your business? Or, scroll down to see the full episode list below

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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.