The Basics of the Circular Economy

For entrepreneurs and those who support entrepreneurs. Get ready for the new economy!

The course gives you the absolute basics of what you need to know to prepare your own or customers' businesses for coming tightening legislation and raw material shortages. Be ahead of the rules and discover new ways to improve profits!

We have packed the course into short, snappy lessons and have condensed what you need to know to put your time to the best use possible.

It covers the essentials of the circular economy:

  • The two cycles: one biological and the other technical
  • Four spheres: The circular economy impacts all of them
  • Three elements: If you manage these three you will be in control.
  • The essential differences between the two cycles and why processes must be designed to keep them separate.
  • Seven exit/entry points and nine interfaces: you MUST know where the three elements enter and leave the four spheres via the two cycles. That is 24 key aspects of your supply chain. Don't know them all? Join our training!

Bonus present!

Purchasers of the basics course get a course on money in the circular economy free! BE sure to click "included courses" in the left panel.

  • How the money system works – the basics
  • Three places the monetary system and the circular materials economy intersect
  • For firms, the four areas you need to keep under review
  • For policy makers, two major lessons for policy

This section is primarily targeted at those interested in economic policy and sustainability but will be useful for those working on a circular strategy for their firm.

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Your Instructor

Stephen Hinton
Stephen Hinton
Stephen Hinton has a long background in environment, sustainability and circular economy. His passion for teaching comes from his early career as a science teacher and then management trainer. After spending many years in industry Stephen started his own sustainability consulting firm. At the same time, as board member of JAK bank and then the Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation Stephen has explored how the financial system impacts our opportunities to create a sustainable society.

Course Curriculum

  Introducing the Circle Economy
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  Video Lesson
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  Test and apply your knowledge
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  The four spheres: more to learn
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  Check your knowledge and apply it
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  Finishing up
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Courses Included with Purchase

Money in the circular economy
NEW! FREE DURING REST OF JAN 2019. What you need to know to make policy - and business strategies - work
Stephen Hinton

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I ask the course teachers questions?
Sure. On the main menu up to the right at the top is a link to our Q&A page.

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