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What is the Great Recovery?

The current economic and environmental challenges of take, make, dispose manufacturing are becoming apparent. Increasing supply risk and rising costs of materials is putting pressure on businesses to change. We need to shift towards more circular systems and good design thinking is pivotal to this transition. The Great Recovery is building new networks to explore the issues, investigate innovation gaps and incubate new partnerships.

Putting the circular economy into action: 17 September, 4-5.30, V&A


Ella Doran, Galapagos Designs and The Great Recovery Project talk about their approach to and insights from their collaborative ‘live’ installation of deconstructed and refurbished upholstered chairs that is set up in V&A’s Gallery 99 throughout the LDF.

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The Great Recovery Report


This report covers the first 6 months of the Great Recovery project, including the circular network, workshops and teardown observations and recommendations.

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The Great Recovery at Resource

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We were thrilled by the reception we received at the Resource show last month. Having managed to bag ourselves a front-of-house space, an incredible number of visitors came by to tell us how much they loved the stand, how useful they found our colourful diagrams, and how much they were looking forward to the next phase of the project!

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Open Organisations – &Share Part 1


This post is the first of a new series, following the progress of &Share in their first year. &Share is an online start-up which is looking to move us towards a circular economy by facilitating the sharing of resources.

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It’s time to Wake Up to the True Costs of our Tech

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Hal Rhoades from the Gaia Foundation explores the irony of the digital age and highlights the ‘true costs’ of our technology. He suggests how we can do our bit to minimise the negative by-products of tech consumerism.

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