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Welcome to Getting In the Loop – a podcast dedicated to exploring how to transform to a more circular society that recognises our planet’s limited resources. Join host Katie Whalen as she examines the challenges facing our current resource use and discovers alternatives to the ‘take, make, dispose’ way of doing things. Each week she interviews circular economy experts about what they’re doing and learning (including Anna Tari of the Circular Economy Club, Ken Webster of the Ellen MacArthur F ...
 
Closing the Loop is a podcast about Bitcoin. In it, we will be speaking with the entrepreneurs, developers, and thinkers who are contributing to the evolution of this revolutionary technology. The podcast will also be an ongoing experiment of sorts, leveraging the latest developments in the broader ecosystem, highlighting and implementing solutions that foster censorship-resistant communication and new content monetization models. Join us in discovering the many possibilities that Bitcoin br ...
 
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How is the Canada Plastics Pact tackling the challenges of plastic waste? Since its launch in January 2021, George Roter from the Canada Plastics Pact joins Allen to discuss the progress of the group and its partner organizations. George outlines the recently launched Roadmap to 2025, its challenges, and what’s next. About the Canada Plastics Pact …
 
This episode's guest is David Bailey, CEO of BTC Inc., the company behind Bitcoin Magazine, The Bitcoin Conference, and several other brands in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Due to his involvement in Bitcoin since 2013, David has a ton of interesting insights and anecdotes to tell. Not only about the early days of Bitcoin and how things have evolved and p…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Closing the Loop. Today's guest is legendary broadcaster turned podcaster, Adam Curry. Adam has had an extremely rich, unique and interesting career in media. What began as pirate radio in Europe during his teens, led to becoming a popular MTV VJ, several entrepreneurial ventures in the early days of the internet,…
 
How can technology help achieve sustainability and solve our waste challenge? On Closing the Loop’s 21st episode, Allen talks with Linda Pouliot, CEO and founder of Dishcraft, about their unique approach to sustainability, reusables, robotics and AI technology for dish washing. They discuss the impact of Dishcraft’s products and services, addressin…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Closing the Loop. Today's guest is Preston Pysh, co-creator of The Investors Podcast network, one of top global podcast brands for financial education. While his podcast network covers the goings on in finance, investing, and economics broadly, Preston has more recently focused exclusively on bitcoin, hosting a we…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Closing the Loop. Today's guest is Dhruv Bansal, Co-founder and CSO at Unchained Capital. Unchained, as it is known, is a bitcoin-native financial services company, which builds products to help individuals, and organizations, better custody and hodl their bitcoin. Crucial to this is their focus on collaborative c…
 
How has the pandemic affected sustainability? Diversity and sustainability experts Heather Mak and Coro Strandberg return to Closing the Loop to chat with Allen about diversity in sustainability and how the pandemic has enabled a purpose-driven economy. They discuss what a purpose-driven economy is, how the pandemic has enabled it, and equity, dive…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Closing the Loop. Today's guest is Whit Gibbs, co-founder and CEO of Compass Mining. According to their website: 'Compass is a Bitcoin-first company, on a mission to support the decentralized growth of hashrate and strengthen network security, by helping more people learn, explore and mine Bitcoin.' In the last co…
 
How does the electronics recycling process work in BC? Craig Wisehart, Executive Director of the Electronic Product Recycling Association of BC joins Allen to answer key questions about how and why British Columbians should recycle their end-of-life electronics. They discuss making recycling accessible, the impact of the EPRA program, and how the g…
 
Today's guest on Closing the Loop is Roy Sheinfeld. Roy is the CEO and Co-Founder of Breez, a mobile app which aspires to be 'The interface of the peer to peer lightning economy'. Roy and his team have taken a nascent, though still largely intimidating technology, and abstracted away much of the complexity, so that the average user can begin to int…
 
Today's guest on Closing the Loop is Daniel Buchner. Daniel is the Senior Product Manager for Decentralized Identity at Microsoft, which in March of 2021 culminated in the launch of ION. ION is an open, public, permissionless Layer 2 Decentralized Identifier network, that runs atop the Bitcoin timechain. As life becomes increasingly digital, and co…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Closing the Loop. Today's guest is Harry Sudock, VP of Strategy at GRIID, a company which procures low-cost, renewable energy, to build, manage, and operate a growing portfolio of vertically-integrated bitcoin mining facilities. Harry is incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about the bitcoin mining industry, an…
 
What are the potential solutions for the recycling of plastic beverage containers? In this episode of Closing the Loop, Allen speaks with Steve Alexander, President & CEO of The Association of Plastic Recyclers, an international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry. They discuss APRR’s position paper on deposit collection …
 
Paul Itoi is the founder and CEO of Stakwork, and has been a tech entrepreneur since the mid nineties. In his 'spare' time, Paul is also one of the driving forces behind the open-source, bitcoin lightning-powered chat-app, called Sphinx. As Paul puts it, Stakwork pays the bills, but Sphinx just needed to exist, so they built it. Unlike most people,…
 
What can British Columbians do with used, end-of-life large appliances like dishwashers, ovens, and fridges? Michael Zarbl, Executive Director at the Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable (MARR) joins Allen to discuss BC’s rapidly expanding large appliance recycling program. Allen and Michael chat about the importance of large appliance recycling, h…
 
Katie here! The Getting in the Loop podcast is going on a summer break during July and August and will resume regular episodes in September. If you want to continue to learn about circular economy over the summer, we have a number of circular economy resources on our website. These include free downloads and new games to support you on your circula…
 
For the inaugural episode of Closing the Loop, it is a genuine honor to introduce you to a highly respected bitcoiner and dear friend of mine, who goes by the name of Gigi. Gigi is a father, educator, meme artist, author, philosopher, and someone who is fully committed to serving the bitcoin project and seeing it succeed. He curates the website bit…
 
Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Linkedin Group: Getting in the Loop Podcast Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to Jim Goddin. Jim is Head of Circular Economy at thinkstep-anz, a sustainability consultancy based in Australia and New Zealand. Jim was one of…
 
Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Linkedin Group: Getting in the Loop Podcast Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. What do sports and circular economy have in common? Well, today’s Getting in the Loop guest Brad Jeavons thinks approaches traditionally used by sports teams could help us create m…
 
Protecting our oceans and waterways goes beyond recycling; this year, Return-It is partnering with the Pacific Salmon Foundation on efforts to manage the problem of microplastics in salmon habitats. Allen sits down with Mike Meneer, President & CEO, Pacific Salmon Foundation to discuss the work they are doing to protect salmon habitat and what we c…
 
Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Linkedin Group: Getting in the Loop Podcast Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. In today’s episode: Ekaterina Chertkovskaya explains the concept of degrowth and shares examples of what this could mean in practice by presenting possible alternatives focused on …
 
You might think the circular economy movement is only growing in Europe - but today’s podcast guest proves other parts of the globe are also interested in the circular economy! In this week’s episode of the Getting in the Loop circular economy podcast, I speak with Humberto Olivo from #CircularNext North America, a series of monthly events organize…
 
Can compostable plastics be part of the solution to plastic pollution? The City of Vancouver is one of the first to take a closer look at the feasibility of compostable plastics. This week, Allen speaks with Monica Kosmak and Andrea McKenzie from the City of Vancouver about its evaluation on compostable plastics, including the myths and challenges.…
 
Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Linkedin Group: Getting in the Loop Podcast Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. Leave Katie a voice message here - and maybe YOU will appear on the next episode. About Today’s Guest Vojtěch Vosecky is an Associate of Circle Economy, Co-founder of circular cons…
 
Resources Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Linkedin Group: Getting in the Loop Podcast Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. Leave Katie a voice message here - and maybe YOU will appear on the next episode. About Today’s Guest Annika Hedberg is Head of the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Prog…
 
Resources Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Linkedin Group: Getting in the Loop Podcast Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com. Leave Katie a voice message here - and maybe YOU will appear on the next episode. Want to know what’s happening with the circular economy in North America and especially …
 
Get ready to learn all about how digitalization and technology can help enable a more circular economy by creating transparent supply chains. Mesbah Sabur joins us to share how his company Circularise is using blockchain to create an open-source platform for sharing data across supply chains. Circularise’s ambition is to improve transparency so tha…
 
Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the Getting in the Loop podcast! To celebrate, I’m answering your most frequently asked questions: “How can I get started implementing a circular economy?” “What can I do?” In this episode, I share four steps to action-oriented circular economy. I’ve developed them based on what I’ve learned from our podcast guest…
 
In January 2021, the Canada Plastics Pact launched as part of a global response to address plastic pollution. Over 1,000 businesses, policymakers, associations and NGOs (including Return-It) joined Canada’s Plastics Pact, enabling coordinated action for a New Plastics Economy. Allen speaks to David Hughes, President & CEO of The Natural Step Canada…
 
In this episode, Virginia Cinquemani shares the mistakes us circular economy professionals often make when we talk about circular economy. Are you making any of them? Get ready to find out! Through her company Green Gorilla, Virginia coaches sustainability professionals on how to make an impact and find the right way to communicate sustainability t…
 
I’m thrilled to welcome Elin Bergman to the podcast. Elin has been called the “Circular economy queen of Sweden.’’ In this episode, you will hear how Elin stumbled upon the circular economy and how ever since she has been working to implement the transition to a more circular economy. You’ll find out about how Sweden is moving towards a circular ec…
 
Jennifer von der Heydt of Loop-it joins me on the podcast today! Jennifer is CEO and Co-Founder of Loop-It, which is an easy, convenient and affordable reuse system for products. Their reusable coffee cups can already be found in cafes throughout Sweden. Jenn founded loop-it in 2019 after her Erasmus at Linköping University in Sweden where loop-it …
 
Resources featured in this episode: * In the Loop Circular Business Deck * Circular Sectors Navigator E-Book Leave Katie a voice message - and maybe YOU will appear on the next episode. Leave your message: https://lnkd.in/dGWjxnq Join the Getting in the Loop: LinkedIn Page Previous episodes mentioned: #39 (circular design), #40, #41 (circular busin…
 
It’s been a crazy year hasn’t it? I hope all of you have been well considering this year has looked quite different than usual. One upside to going digital is the plethora of virtual events about circular economy. In this episode, I’m sharing about three online circular economy events from this fall. There's still time to join the upcoming IS4CE se…
 
Donald Eubank joins us on the podcast today! Based in Japan, Donald is co-author of the new book Leading Sustainably: The Path to Sustainable Business and How the SDGs Changed Everything. In this episode, Donald and I talk about the Sustainable Development Goals and how companies are using them to guide sustainable business practices. Developed by …
 
Mariksa Nell is a Climate Activist, Artist and host of the Mama Earth Talk podcast. Today she joins us on the Getting in the Loop podcast to talk about zero waste, sustainability, and of course - circular economy! Mariksa Nell started experimenting with trash️ in her artwork and the curiosity of the medium had her researching how waste affects the …
 
Frederik van Deurs joins us on the podcast today! Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Frederik is the CEO of the Green Innovation Group, which has worked with pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk in a circular innovation challenge. Today you will learn about this challenge and Frederik’s takeaways. Our conversation really got me thinking about circular ec…
 
How can a business remain successful while placing a large emphasis on sustainability? London Drugs has become known for its environmental leadership among its customers and local community. On this fourteenth edition of Closing the Loop, Allen and Clint Mahlman, President and Chief Operating Officer at London Drugs, discuss the company’s ‘What’s t…
 
How can marketing be used to help create a more circular economy? Alena from Orange Bird is here to share with us the ins and outs of marketing and that it is not inherently about getting people to buy more. Tune in to hear why you might want to start collaborating with your marketing department when it comes to innovating new circular business mod…
 
Can businesses work to change the trajectory of global plastic waste? Erin Simon, Plastic Waste + Business Head at the World Wildlife Fund thinks so – that’s why WWF launched its ReSource Plastic initiative, which supports companies in creating meaningful action against plastic pollution. On this episode of Closing the Loop, Erin and Allen discuss …
 
Join the podcast Linkedin group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12471484/ The aim of the Linkedin group is to enable Getting in the Loop podcast listeners to connect and discuss the podcast and circular economy! I also plan to share information and events I think might be relevant for you and invite you to do the same. Don't forget this week's eve…
 
How can we find new potential while reducing food waste? Goodly Foods is a social enterprise in Vancouver, BC that uses surplus produce to create delicious soups for its community, while creating unique employment opportunities and supporting local food banks. On this episode of Closing the Loop, Aart Schuurman Hess, CEO of Goodly Foods and Yuri Fu…
 
Today we’re talking about the future of flexible packaging with Graham Houlder, Managing Director of SLOOP Consulting and founder & project coordinator for CEFLEX. In today’s episode, Graham and I talk about CEFLEX (a Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging). CEFLEX is a collaborative initiative of over 150 companies and associations from across th…
 
How can a brand be a catalyst for positive environmental change? In this episode of Closing the Loop, Monique Oxender, Chief Sustainability Officer at Keurig Dr Pepper, chats with Allen about Keurig Dr Pepper’s ambitious environmental goals. They discuss innovative strategies to create circular economies and the power of partnerships to support env…
 
In this episode of Closing the Loop, Allen re-unites with business sustainability experts Heather Mak and Coro Strandberg (who previously appeared on the podcast’s debut episode) to talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for businesses to rethink their business models. As a global pandemic changes the way we think about and…
 
Welcome back to the Getting in the Loop podcast. We’re kicking off our Fall 2020 season with a milestone. We’re celebrating 50 episodes of the Getting in the Loop podcast! Wow, I truly could not have done it without YOU, listener. Thank you for sharing your favorite episodes, leaving reviews, and posting on Linkedin. It has been fun getting to know…
 
Next week (Sept 7, 2020) the Getting in the Loop podcast is back to its regularly scheduled programming! Join host Katie Whalen as she kicks off the Fall 2020 season with an interview featuring Ashleigh Morris, CEO of Coreo. Find out more about the podcast and listen to previous episodes at www.gettinginthelooppodcast.com. UPCOMING EVENT ALERT Inte…
 
It’s the last episode in our series in partnership with the International Society for the Circular Economy, and I’m so excited to introduce Ehab Sayed who is today’s guest. This episode has it all: circular materials, circular design, and circular business models! You will learn about how Ehab’s company Biohm is using bio-based materials to create …
 
We are joined by Anders Wijkman, Honorary President of the Club of Rome and chairman of the Governing Board of Climate-KIC. In today’s episode, Anders reflects on our progress towards a circular economy and the role that cities play in the transition to a circular society. You will learn about Climate-KIC, hear about Anders’ experience with environ…
 
Today we’re thrilled to welcome Walter Stahel back to the podcast! In this episode, you will learn about the International Society for the Circular Economy (IS4CE) and its inaugural conference, which will be held digitally on July 6 - 7, 2020. You will also hear Walter’s thoughts on a circular future post-COVID-19 and find out why circular economy …
 
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