30 November 2022 | Ep.82 – Building better. Building less. Building different.

In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with an expert in the circular economy – Ken Webster.

We were lucky enough to steal some of his time to chat about the intersection between the circular economy and construction and building better, whilst he was visiting New Zealand!

Join us as we chat about the underlying concepts of the circular economy and how it interrelates with construction, and strategies that can be taken to make construction more circular in Aotearoa.


Connect with Ken

Ken Webster is currently a visiting Fellow at Cranfield University and the University of Auckland Business School. From 2010-end 2018 he was Head of Innovation for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a circular economy pioneer organisation. He is also on the supervisory board of the materials passport organisation the Madaster Foundation (NL) and supports the Danish Circular Built Environment Network.

His recent book (with Craig Johnson) ABC&D Creating A Regenerative Circular Economy for All uses food and farming as a focus for exploring the notion of extractive vs circulatory economies and how to transition to the latter. In the built environment he collaborated on Circular Construction and Circular Economy (Eds Felix Heisel and Dirk Hebel). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in the UK.


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-webster-28825110/

Twitter: @CircularEconKen


Find out more about the Endeavour Fund research project focus on circular design

News release: https://www.hera.org.nz/construction40-circular-design/


Find out more about our works in the circular economy

Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/sustainability/steel-circular-economy/