Not long after exploring the exhibition aisles and hearing the wise words of speakers and exhibitors do you realise that sustainability, ecology and social responsibility are the buzzwords of 100% Design this year and a core focus for everyone involved in design today.
The Great Recovery is an RSA project that embodies these concepts, and is certainly one stand worth dropping in on (E351).
Our current linear design setup of ‘take-make-dispose’ is now the cause of major environmental challenges. In response to these challenges, The Great Recovery seeks to fill the knowledge and innovation gaps associated with designing for a circular economy model.
One of the core aims of the project is to develop new professional networks between designers, material scientists, brands, manufacturers and recycling and recovery experts in order to shape new industrial opportunities. Head over to the stall to chat with the team, watch demonstrations and to discover how products and systems can be better designed.
While you’re there you’re also welcome to bring along small electrical items to be repaired or reused. A team from Bright Sparks in Islington are on hand to give these items a new lease of life and keep them out of a landfill.