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Making Landfill Waste a Sustainable Asset

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 3:03:00 PM

A Dutch designer is pioneering a way of turning landfill waste into a useful and sustainable material.

Inge Sluijs's technique – which involves blasting junk with super-heated plasma — if taken up more widely could offer a solution to a host of environmental problems associated with buried rubbish.

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Topics: Eco-design, Waste, Innovation, Landfill

Have a Circular Festive Season

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 2:58:31 PM

The festive gift-giving season is in many ways the perfect example of the consumer-led linear economic model that has held sway for well over 100 years.

As a linear model the production/use/disposal process that dominates at this time of year is clear to see. After all, the bright packaging and colourful wrapping so often provided with – and expected from – the presents we choose to give are all part of the fun.

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Topics: Circular Festive Season, Re-cycle, Eco-design

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