IARC 2023 Transcripts - 27 RUD

So my name is Jos and I’m working on research in circular economy and automotive sector, and I would like to know your point of view. If you accept, I’m going to record our conversation, transcribe it and put the transcription with a pseudonym, not with your real name in a repository of text documents that will be used for research. If we do that and you change your mind and no longer want to participate, get in touch with us and we will immediately remove your interview from the repository. I’m leaving you information sheet with contact information. If you agree, then tell me please your first name and that you agree.

It’s Rudolf and I’m agree.

Thank you very much. So the first question can you define a circular economy in your own words?

Of course.

What is it.

Like, for example, high volt batteries? There. We have a concept. Yeah.

Do you participate in a circular economy yourself in any aspect of your life?

The question is the difference between. bess…Between recycling and circular economy. That’s the question that sometimes it’s difficult to. But but yes, at home I collect and I bring to the right place, of course.

How did you become interested in the circular economy, ideas and practices?

Because of Toyota They gave me the vision and then I did. A work at school? Yeah. That’s. Yeah, that’s gave me a lot of ideas.

In your opinion, can a circular economy be implemented in individual sectors or industries?

Of course.

Yes. Oh yes. That scrapped cars have to be recollected and to bring to the right place to specialist dismantle. And yeah, of course. But it’s not only for cars, it’s also for washing machine for everything.

Do you think the circular economy already exists in car industry?

I would say perhaps at 20%, but it’s coming. Yeah. Fast.

Do you currently own a car?


Which kind of car is that?

It’s a evo vehicle. Electrical vehicle.

Electric car? Yeah. What is the one adjective that means - what is the first thought that comes to mind when you think about electronics in a car?