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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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iF PUBLIC VALUE AWARD 2016 impact beyond design Open for registration!
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-07-07 13:26:16 UTC
Good projects change society. This is exactly what the new iF PUBLIC VALUE AWARD 2016 is about: projects that contribute to finding solutions to the most pressing questions of our time, thus moving our societies forward and creating additional values. …
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Nature Inspired Design guide
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-06-23 13:40:06 UTC
The faculty Industrial Design Engineering of TU Delft publishes the Nature Inspired Design Handbook. This handbook integrates the best aspects of biomimicry, cradle to cradle, eco-design and design for the circular economy into a workable approach. You …
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DryDye dyes fabric with CO2 instead of water
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-04-13 14:42:45 UTC
The Yeh group developed a process in which fabric is dyed by using CO2 as a medium instead of water. They concentrate on sports apparel and for instance Adidas uses the DRYDYE fabric in the THE Performance T-shirts designed by Stella McCartney made of recycled …
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Empowering Responsible Value Chains
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-03-30 09:09:47 UTC
Since design is more than making products beautiful to the eye :) Beyond Supply Chains identifies a set of 31 proven supply chain practices. The report shows that companies applying these practices can increase revenue by up to 20% for responsible products …
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Win 500,000 Euro with your Sustainable Business plan
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-03-25 12:35:48 UTC
The ninth edition of the annual competition for green business plans is open to sustainable startups from all over the world from 11 March 2015 until June 1st 2015. The winner will receive €500,000 to help bring his or her plan to market. An additional …
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Product Risk and the Circular Economy in Product Design. Free Webinar on March 18th
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-03-12 14:19:39 UTC
Minimizing product risk (e.g., relating to materials supply, price volatility, environmental impact, or human health) is increasingly important for manufacturing businesses. So is increased resource efficiency. Transitioning to more circular models of business …
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Project Masiluleke HIV care by mobile services
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-02-17 16:10:39 UTC
Over 5 million people in South Africa are living with HIV and the country has the highest burden of TB-HIV co-infection. TB treatment completion and cure rates fall below 50% in almost half of the districts. Project Masiluleke, Zulu for to give wise counsel …
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Co-designed sneakers
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-12-15 14:48:43 UTC
!SYOU is a new way to think about sneaker design. A fresh sneaker concept mixing on-the-edge design, high quality materials. Designed by Co-Design. A creative and commercial handshake across the world. The first batch of co-designed, first edition !SYOU …
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UPcycled collection made of leftovers
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-11-10 10:08:41 UTC
Initiated by Droog, UP is an investigative economic model that aims to increase the value of dead stock through re-design. An alternative to recycling and disposal, UP treats leftover goods as raw material for creative re-interpretation in order to bring …

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