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Getting mainstream buyers to consumer more sustainable
by: Mirjam Visser, 2018-06-05 12:01:54 UTC
Although most people claim to prefer a more sustainable product, only a limited number of ‘green buyers’ act on their words at the moment of purchase. To find out how to get mainstream buyers to buy more sustainable products, we used data on 950 Western …
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Free MOOC on Design for Circular Economy starts February 8th, 2018
by: Mirjam Visser, 2018-01-22 14:10:23 UTC
After huge success in the past also this year the TU Delft, is offering an introduction in Design for the Circular Economy, it is free and open for registration now. The course is led by TU Delft and co-created with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the …
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Radical change in fashion industry; high fashion from leftovers
by: Mirjam Visser, 2018-01-08 16:17:10 UTC
Renown designers Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum are providing the fashion industry with a radical alternative to the growing range of the fast-fashion chains and its ever increasing speed. This initiative offers a fertile base to discuss …
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Re-usable packaging from coffee pulp
by: Mirjam Visser, 2017-12-01 20:27:06 UTC
The task was to create a standalone packaging box that would hold a selection of Lush solid bath oil balls. The packaging piece would enable customers to choose their own selection of bath oils, carry them home and then re-use their box on their next …
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Effectively communicating sustainability to mainstream consumers
by: Mirjam Visser, 2016-01-25 13:58:54 UTC
A study by the United Nations Environmental Program reports that only 4% of consumers actually buy sustainable products, this is in stark contrast with the 40% who stated that they were willing to buy more sustainable products. Other research sometimes …
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Get inspiration from nature. And when you are at it why not enter the competition?
by: Mirjam Visser, 2016-01-14 14:59:03 UTC
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life …
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Master Class Persuasive Game Design for behavioral change
by: Mirjam Visser, 2016-01-11 17:42:40 UTC
Maybe you have been driving a modern car which shows the current fuel consumption. This is an example of a game to promote more fuel efficient driving behavior. It makes a sport of lowering your consumption in relation to the distance travelled. Makes it …
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Alternative energies overview
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-12-14 19:30:45 UTC
*Understanding Alternative Energies gives and overview of the most common alternative energy options currently available. Comes in handy for designers after this weekends climate conference sets a limit to the carbon era. It explains Wind, Solar, Tidal …
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Land Life Company reforests desert
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-10-27 07:41:10 UTC
Winner of the 2015 Green Challenge, Life Line Company wins with COCOON, a planting support for reforestation of deserts The purpose of the COCOON is to support a seedling in its first year, when mortality rates for trees in nature are the highest. Its …
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Design Challenge – REDUCE, REUSE OR REDESIGN CARRIER BAGS
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-08-13 14:02:07 UTC
The EU Parliament agreed to reduce thin plastic bags in the EU by at least 80% by 2019. The stomachs of most birds in the North Sea area contain plastic. How do we avoid using millions of carrier bags, which are all environmentally unfriendly? +A challenge …

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