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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.

Resource 2015 and the Game of Circularity

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How we brought the circular economy in action to Resource 2015 with 3D printing, stripped down sofas and a large amount of Brio!

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Fab Fridays! Join us and Fab Lab London

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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 Survivor Sofa Story

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We generate approximately 1.5 million tonnes of bulky waste each year. How can design rethink these sofas, mattresses and furniture for a more circular economy?

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

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

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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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