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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.

See you at Resource, 3-5th March, ExCeL

Resource 2015

After a fantastic reception last year, we are busy designing our stand for the Resource show at London’s ExCeL Centre next month.
This year we will be showcasing the circular economy in action, so pop the 3-5th March in your diary now and come along to see closed loop design in action!

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Fab Fridays! Join us and Fab Lab london

Faberdashery set up 3D printer_Fab Lab London, RSA (2)

Want to learn more about design in the circular economy? Want to see what you can get up to at Fab Lab London? Then Fab Fridays are for you! Come along and find out more

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The Future of Fixing

by Daniel Charny

Guest blogger Daniel Charny talks about the thinking behind the Fixhub as a prototype for a new type community makerspace for every neighbourhood.

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Service Design for a Circular Economy

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On Monday 19th Jan, we held the first of our service design workshops at the Fab Lab. Mark Shayler and Rob Maslin report on the day.

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Has the circular economy been relegated to the rubbish bins of Brussels?

Frans Timmermans, Jean-Claude Juncker and Kristalina Georgieva (from left to right)

Lucy Chamberlin comments on the EU Commission’s Work Programme for 2015 and its rejection of circular economy legislation

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