Exploring The Business Case for Sustainable Supply Chains and Circular Economy, Ocean Plastics, and the Sea Change in Circular Products in Footwear & Apparel w/ John Holm of Pyxera Global
- August 3rd 2020
There is a misconception that sustainability and circular economy is philanthropy... that it's a project or an initiative. Circular thinking can be compared to Lean; it's a mindset, it's a space where you're able to connect a vision, a product to the individuals inside and outside your organization, across your supply chain. The truth is that there is a business case for change and the transition toward a circular world is a fiscal argument. For example, there are companies like Adidas, Nike, Puma, and Reebok doing cool things in footwear using plastic waste as a feedstock and creating new, innovative products with a circular/sustainable bend.
In Episode 30 (part 3 of a lightning talk series), John Holm from Pyxera Global explores the business case for sustainability and circular economy including product innovation, culture, and legislation. In the US, there simply isn't enough happening in regulatory environments around single-use plastics and extending producer's responsibility. However, there are bright spots and John describes the sea-change happening when you get it right using the apparel/footwear industry.
COVID is impacting everything we do, including organizations in the social impact sectors. John touches on how PPE is impacting our oceans and why we should think about micro-plastics, how supply chains can help. Lastly, we describe how you can get involved and champion the work being done. If you like this series, please subscribe and share a review. We thank John and the Pyxera Global team for all their work to make the world a better place.
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Born February 2020, check out Season 1: Supply Chain Revolution podcast explores provocative points of view that challenge paradigms for progress in supply chain management, sustainability, circular economy, leadership, and technology. Have you ever looked around the business-as-usual operating model and thought, "there has to be a better way and are there others out here like me?" We are your people. This is the TOP Supply Chain podcast in "new school" supply chain podcast that explores shifts in generational, social, environmental, technological, and "the people side" of leading change in transformation.
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About the Host: Colleagues and clients affectionately call Sheri Hinish the “Supply Chain Queen.” Recognized as an IBM Futurist, a 2020 & 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know," and recipient of the Global Women Supply Chain Leaders Award, Sheri Hinish is a leading advocate, strategist, and influencer in new school supply chain, sustainability & the SDGs, leading with purpose, and change management in digital transformations.
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