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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.

Wearable Technology: Destined for Landfill?


We dream of interconnected and intelligent products, but are we designing in a wasteful future for our wearable tech?

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A New Life for Lifeboats

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Lifeboats are amazing. They are designed and built to withstand the incredible power of the seas to save lives. But what happens to these highly engineered vessels once they reach the end of their working life? The RNLI are asking designers to help them answer that question.

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Open Source Circular Economy Days, June 12th-14th


Open Source Circular Economy Days will bring together experts and enthusiasts from across the world as they aim to democratically debate and create new systems and designs for a circular economy. Join in at Fab Lab London

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Toying with Circularity


RSA Student Design Awards challenge emerging designers to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues through design thinking. Find out how they rose to the challenge of designing a toy with holistic sustainable credentials.

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On the Bins…


We’re all familiar with dropping items into our household bins – this bottle for recycling, that packet for waste – but what happens to these bags and their contents when they leave our curbside? Sophie Thomas joined the collectors to find out.

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