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The Innovation Hub, our collaboration with Fab Lab London, is a space where circular economy ideas can be investigated, tested and developed. This summer we’ve flung open the doors of the Lab to four young designers, providing machine time and workshop space for them to work on their projects and prototype circular economy solutions: Safia …

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August 13, 2015

Welcome to our new website!

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Sometimes what’s needed is a good old sort out. That’s what we’ve been up to recently, so we’re delighted to reveal this newly refreshed and gleaming Great Recovery website. Ta da! What’s new? Search and filtering We’ve added a much needed filtering and search system to help you make the most of the blogs, videos, …

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July 17, 2015

Re-design in the City

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Calling all designers who are interested in testing new design ideas and concepts in closed loop, circular economy and designing out waste. This summer come and join us at Fab Lab London The RSA Great Recovery and Fab Lab London are offering support and equipment time to help you develop new ideas. Your project must in …

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Back in January, the Great Recovery held a roundtable at Fab Lab on the subject of policy and legislation for a circular economy. It was attended by a diverse group of legislators, lawyers, waste managers, policy writers and designers and spurred on the UKELA (Environmental Law Association) to take up the rallying cry of circularity. …

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At each of our monthly Fab Friday events, we invite you to join us to explore a different industry or topic with our circular economy hats on. This month we focus on fashion and textiles.

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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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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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A London bicycle scheme collected one of the top honours at Keep Britain Tidy’s Diamond Jubilee Awards Ceremony last week, in a category co-sponsored by the RSA Great Recovery. Respoke – Gascoigne Cycle Exchange project  provides opportunities as well as bikes for local people by refurbishing bikes instead of sending them to landfill. As well as …

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Dan Rogerson

On Wednesday 11th February, DEFRA’s Resource Management Minister Dan Rogerson visited us at the Fab Lab to see what we have been getting up to since our September launch. He was given a tour of the machines room, had a peek into the materials library, and spoke to RSA Director of Design Sophie Thomas about …

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Come and join The Great Recovery in a workshop on tracing and tracking. Participants will be introduced to the concept of material tracking and tracing and what it could mean for the nascent circular economy.

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