a circular economy
A Circular Economy seeks to rebuild capital, whether this is financial, manufactured, human, social or natural, and offers opportunities and solutions for all organisations. Did you know that The Product-Life Institute Geneva, created in 1983 by Walter Stahel is maybe the very first one to deal with Circular Economy?
Walter Stahel, who is based in Geneva, is widely recognized as one of the key people who formulated the concept of the Circular Economy.
The next big thing in design is circular.
You might be questioning the health of our organisations, social systems, and business models. With good reason: companies are currently deeply rooted in a linear approach to growth - make, use, dispose.
The design thinking approach that underpins this guide allows you to explore new ways to create sustainable, resilient, long-lasting value in the circular economy – giving you the creative confidence to redesign the world around you.
Meanwhile, creativity has never been more important. The global economy is stuttering and disruptive technologies challenge established business models.
We are always keen to hear from individuals or groups who are trying new things in the space of design and the circular economy. Whether you are a student or an experienced innovation strategist doesn’t matter. We are looking for knowledge that can be transferred to others, such as lessons learnt, top tips and inspiring stories of successes and failures. If you have a story that you think could inspire others, get in touch via the contact form!
source: ellen macarthur foundation