The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 11 (Parts 1&2) - Circular economy dreams and responsible retail

What are the next steps that need to be taken to make the circular economy a reality? And are current retail business models fit for purpose if we are to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon, resource-efficient future? Part two...

Listen to eight exclusive interviews about the circular economy and responsible retail in this special two-part episode of the edie podcast

Listen to eight exclusive interviews about the circular economy and responsible retail in this special two-part episode of the edie podcast

The edie editorial team brings you the latest news, insights and inspiration from the world of sustainable business with this special two-part episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. (Download all episodes on iTunes for free here).

The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 11 (Part 1)

In the first part of this episode, edie's reporter George steps into the world of 'zero-waste'; first grabbing an interview with WRAP's new chief executive Marcus Gover, and then speaking with Kyle Weins, the founder of innovative technology repair service, iFixit.

Later in Part 1, George then takes a trip to the Netherlands, for a behind-the-scenes tour of a pioneering zero-waste paper mill developed by packaging giant Smurfit Kappa, ending with an exclusive chat with the company's group vice president of development Steven Stoffer. Read the full feature article here.

The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 11 (Part 2)

And then, in the second part of this episode, senior reporter Matt heads along to edie's Responsible Retail Conference, where he manages to speak with not one, not two, but five expert speakers from the day.

Matt speaks with Forum for the Future's principal sustainability advisor Heidi Hauf; Coca-Cola European Partners's director of corporate responsibility and sustainability Joe Franses; Mud Jeans founder Bert Van Son; John Lewis's sustainable development manager Phil Birch; and Hammerson's environment manager Richard Quartermaine

The usual podcast features complete this week's two-part episode, with senior reporter Matt offering his top picks from his 'green innovation of the week' feature series in Part 1, and reporter George analysing his stand-out 'sustainability success story' of the past seven days in Part 2. 

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(Episode 01 - Live from edie Live)

(Episode 02 - Monkey dating and the 'S' word)

(Episode 03 - Sustainability skills special)

(Episode 04 - Plan A progress and carbon-neutral beer)

(Episode 05 - IN or OUT of the European Union?)

(Episode 06 - Supply chain challenges and Shell's Eco-marathon)

(Episode 07 - How to win the war on waste coffee cups)

(Epidode 08 - Sustainability without the fluff)

(Episode 09 - Doddle deliveries and zero-waste restaurants)

(Episode 10 - Back to CSR school)

To make sure you don't miss the next episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, subscribe on iTunes here, and bookmark this page, where a new episode will appear every Friday.

Have a question about this podcast or a suggestion for future episodes? Email us at podcast@fav-house.com.

Luke Nicholls, Matt Mace & George Ogleby


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