30 Jun '16, 9am

From Pipedream to Product Innovation: The Rise of the Circular Economy

From Pipedream to Product Innovation: The Rise of the Circular Economy

Creating products for the circular economy requires foresight. Companies must think about how to eliminate waste, use materials that do not contain chemicals of concern, and integrate materials like nutrients that cycle through an ecosystem repeatedly. Perkins sees designers and architects as playing a significant thought leadership role in advancing the circular economy. Designing products with materials that are recyclable may be a step in the right direction, but it also presents its challenges. For example, due to the decline in oil prices, it’s less economic to upcycle plastic because the raw material costs are lower.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/special/defining-thought-lead...

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