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CAROLINE KENNEDY, DIREC-
TOR CLIMATE & CIRCULARITY AT
‘How do you incorporate circularity in
your processes and products? At
Logitech, circularity is no longer limit-
ed to the sustainability team. It’s all
over the company. It’s everybody’s
responsibility, from design to sales
and beyond. Today more than 50% of
our products have recycled content,
whereas five years ago the use of
recyclables was limited to the packag-
ing. Our rule is to use recycled plastics
‘When it comes to design for recycling
you need leadership. You’ve got to
make it a top business priority. That’s
why at Logitech we approach circulari-
ty similarly to how we approach prod-
uct innovation. It’s part of innovation.
‘The circular economy is work in prog-
ress. At Logitec we’re making impor-
tant steps but we’re certainly not
there yet. Awareness is growing: big
retailers want to know where the
materials in the devices they sell come
from. In the past three years we’ve
had more questions on this that in the
previous ten years.’
KUNAL SINHA, GLOBAL HEAD
OF RECYCLING AT GLENCORE.
‘Circularity is not driving itself.
Someone – all of us – have to drive it.
Yes, we’re in this together. Having said
that, we will all agree that collection is
a crucial factor in making circularity
happen. How do you get proper col-
lection? By proper regulation.
‘Glencore collects in more than 40
countries but we don’t have facilities
in all of those places so at some point
we will have to move material around
OLIVIER FRANÇOIS, MARKET
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER AT
‘At Galloo, we were busy with circular-
ity long before the word was invented.
In the past 25 years we’ve recycled
400 000 tonnes of plastics for end
users in all kinds of industries. The cir-
cular economy works at a global level
as long as free trade is guaranteed.
But now we’re seeing the EU doing
their best to keep materials within
Europe’s borders, frustrating circulari-
ty rather than supporting it. We send
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