Explore the Circular Economy

Hunter Lovins on the circular economy of soil

Episode Summary

In public discussion, the circular economy is often described as a way to allow technical products and their components to be used as endlessly as possible. But we can't forget about the biological cycle - how does it work when we come to the system that sustains life: agriculture? In this episode, **Hunter Lovins ** argues that we need a 'circular economy of the soil' to feed a growing population, restore soil quality and ultimately reconcile farming systems with natural cycles. L. Hunter Lovins is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) and is co-author of _Natural Capitalism: The Next Industrial Revolution._ Listen to the previous episodes of _[A New Dynamic podcast series](http://circulatenews.org/2016/04/nd2-podcasts/) _ _This podcast series presented by Colin Webster explores the recently published book [A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems in a circular economy.](http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/publications/a-new-dynamic-2) Each programme features an interview with authors of the book’s chapters. These leading experts on architecture, agriculture, design, business or engineering, provide unique insights that reflect on the necessity to develop a whole-system approach to re-think our economy. _ Order your copy of [A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems in a circular economy](http://circulatenews.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=5414&action=edit)

Episode Notes

In public discussion, the circular economy is often described as a way to allow technical products and their components to be used as endlessly as possible. But we can't forget about the biological cycle - how does it work when we come to the system that sustains life: agriculture? In this episode, Hunter Lovins argues that we need a 'circular economy of the soil' to feed a growing population, restore soil quality and ultimately reconcile farming systems with natural cycles. L. Hunter Lovins is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) and is co-author of Natural Capitalism: The Next Industrial Revolution. Listen to the previous episodes of _A New Dynamic podcast series _

 

_This podcast series presented by Colin Webster explores the recently published book A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems in a circular economy. Each programme features an interview with authors of the book’s chapters. These leading experts on architecture, agriculture, design, business or engineering, provide unique insights that reflect on the necessity to develop a whole-system approach to re-think our economy. _ Order your copy of A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems in a circular economy