Webinar on Designing for the circular economy
During this complimentary webinar on maximising the value in products, components and material in economic and social systems for as long as possible, Professor Martin Charter will introduce the concept of the Circular Economy as focused on ‘closing material loops’ through better design, and highlight the need to move away from the current unsustainable linear industrial model.
In addition to an overview of global circular trends and issues, two case studies will be presented: CircularOcean (an EC funded project focused on converting waste fishing nets into products); and Repair Cafés (community workshops facilitating repair). This will be followed by discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.
Professor Charter will also introduce his new book, Designing for the Circular Economy, which describes a world in which reuse through repair, reconditioning and refurbishment is the prevailing social and economic model.