REDESIGNING THE FUTURE

The Great Recovery was a project by the RSA working with Innovate UK which ran between 2012 and 2016. It looked at the challenges of waste and the opportunities of a circular economy through the lens of design. This website is an archive of the project. We hope the videos, reports and case studies it contains will continue to be used to inform and inspire the design of products and services for a circular economy.

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What is The Great Recovery?

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Read our report: Oil & Gas Rig Decommissioning

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The Survivor Sofa Story

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Read our ‘Rearranging the Furniture’ report

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The Game of Circularity

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The Tipping Point: Where design comes to die

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RT @camira: Great interview by @coadg with #sustainable designer @elladoran who we worked with on the @Great_Recovery https://t.co/VBKZ7fvx

About 6 months ago

RT @rlearley: The other kind of #beachcombing @great_recovery unfortunately. Looks pretty #nofilter but this… https://t.co/w9MEjCwjY3

About 6 months ago

RT @KarmenuVella: Please see my informal mid-term review on #CircularEconomy & other #environment #maritime & #Fisheries issues https://t.c

About 6 months ago