Closing the loop

How systems enable the circular economy

 

When considering the end of life for products and packaging, a lot of focus is on material choice. Plastic items have recycling symbols indicating the material composition, and more and more food packages are becoming “compostable”. However, some plastics can’t be recycled, for others there is no market, and compostable packaging often requires more than a backyard compost heap to break down. In addition, recycling infrastructure is local, and varies by city and state. How can we design environmentally responsible products within this context?

 

We’ll discuss questions such as
What really gets recycled
How to design for recyclability today
What to do when your product is theoretically recyclable, but the systems are not there yet

 

Join us Tuesday, June 29 at 5PM EST