Why eco-friendly, circular design is all the rage

Finding creative ways to eliminate or recycle the waste generated by consumer products is central to building a sustainable economy. As part of the Netherland’s plan to reduce its carbon emissions 95% by 2050, Dutch designers at the Global Action Climate Summit in San Francisco showcased products that already put the theory of a “circular economy" into practice. Designs ranged in approach, from closing the loop on traditional “end-user” industrial cycles with repurposed jeans and shoes made out of recycled gum, to the creation of biodegradable products, like dresses made from the mycelium of fungi.

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