Season 5: Digital in the Circular Economy
This season is a call to action. Design, UX, development, PR, comms, social and web and digital agency leadership are “what” we do. Yet we need more conversations about how and why we can use our skills to really, positively tackle the big questions affecting us all.
In this season we explore the role that our industry plays in the Circular Economy. We hear from multiple experts and inspiring people actually working on solutions to our biggest global environmental and social challenges.
Episode #10: Driving Industry Transparency with Joerg Walden
Achieving sustainability requires that companies know what’s in their product, know their suppliers, and understand their direct and indirect environmental impact. By digitising the life cycles of products and supply chains, iPoint is driving industry transparency and empowering business to achieve sustainability.
Episode #9: Air Conditioning As-A-Service with Dave Mackerness
As-a-service business models align the priorities of the vendor and the customer, while also having the potential to drive sustainability and the circular economy. Today’s guest is Dave Mackerness, Customer Success Lead at Kaer, a firm based in Singapore that sells air conditioning as-a-service throughout Asia.
Episode #8: Reimagining Reverse Logistics with Paul McSweeney
In circular economy terms, reverse logistics involves the collection of goods, transportation to a given location, and sorting prior to remanufacturing, refurbishing, reusing or recycling or failing that, disposal. Today, we are joined by Paul McSweeney, who is the Founder and CEO of the ZeroNet.
Episode #7: Circularity in the built environment with Pablo van den Bosch from Madaster
When many people think of the word ‘waste,’ something formless and brown springs to mind. Part of the struggle to eliminate waste is that the materials it consists of don’t have an identity. Today we speak with Pablo van den Bosch, the co-founder of Madaster.
Episode #6: Shifting Waste Management Paradigms with Maayke Damen, Excess Materials Exchange
Understanding waste as something valuable not only requires new systems but massive paradigm shifts too. Today we talk to Maayke Damen about the work she is doing in this regard with her company, Excess Materials Exchange.
Episode #5: Bringing Transparency to Supply Chains : Toward A Circular Economy with Jordi de Vos, Circularise
The move toward a more circular economy is contingent on many things – transparent supply chains being one of them. Here to talk about how he is using technology such as blockchain to bring transparency and trusted data sharing to global supply chains is Jordi de Vos, Co-Founder of Circularise.
Episode #4: Not Wasting Waste with Tom Passmore and Sophie Walker, from Dsposal
The ultimate ‘out of sight, out of mind problem,’ when we throw something away, it seems to disappear into a magical space that sits apart from us and our responsibility. Tom Passmore and Sophie Walker, founders of Dsposal, are using data to bridge this knowledge gap...
Episode #3: Shifting Mindsets So the Systems Will Follow with Lieke van Kerkhoven, from FLOOW2
Carrying on our exploration of the circular economy, we are joined today by Lieke van Kerkhoven, the co-founder of FLOOW2, a sharing platform for healthcare and beyond. Lieke had experience in the healthcare sector leading up to her work with FLOOW2...
Episode #2: Less Waste and More Sustainability From Us All with Catherine Weetman
Here to jump start this conversation and prime us for the forthcoming episodes is Catherine Weetman, who literally wrote the book on the subject! A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains details the lessons that Catherine has learned over the last ten years in the field...
Episode #1: Introducing the Circular Economy and Season 5
In Season 5 of the HappyPorch Radio Podcast, we dive into the fascinating, important, and exciting topic of the Circular Economy! This episode serves as an introduction to the season, a glossary of terms, and a chance for us to prepare ourselves and listeners for what is to come