What Leaders Need to Know About Circular Economy

Featured Guest: John Kilpatrick

Traditional organizations follow a linear economy: everything flows one-way, from resource to product to consumer to trash. It’s often summarized by the mantra “take, make, waste.” That certainly doesn’t mitigate climate change, pollution, and other threats to humanity. Is there a better path that won’t disrupt our consumer-driven culture?

John Kilpatrick heartily believes so. Just circle back to the economy of our great-great-grandparents: the circular economy. It’s the old “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra, with a heavy emphasis on the “reuse.” It was the common sense way of life for most Americans for much of our history. John goes into the details—and reveals the clear benefits to both business and consumers—as he joins host Maureen Metcalf in this episode.


John A Kilpatrick

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Traditional organizations, Resource, Pollution, Threats to humanity, Business and consumers, Circular economy