Monday, April 24, 2017

Designing for the Circular Economy

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April 24, 2017

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Designing for the Circular Economy

We have to act now. Twenty-five years of research offers us the insight we need in order to start the transition towards the circular economy. We are at the tipping point of an immense system change.

- Dr. Annemieke Roobeek -

Designing for the Circular Economy

What do you do with a toaster when you no longer want it? Until recently, no one thought about that question until the toaster was ready for the scrap heap. Today, designers at the London-based Agency of Design are turning that practice on its head. As advocates of a circular economy, they believe that the best time to address end-of-life issues is when a product is first being designed and that items like your toaster should be thought of not as a disposable appliances but as products with value worth preserving. Read on to learn how these designers helping to keep products out of landfills even before they fly off the shelves. { read more }

Be The Change

Before you throw something away, can you think about how it can be reused, repaired, repurposed, or recycled instead?


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