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The Next Big Thing in Design is Circular

May 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

First, let us share some good news with you, OpenIDEO Boston Chapter has received a grant from Ellen MacArthur Foundation for a Circular Design challenge with OpenIDEO. What is Circular Design? -> We added a brief introduction to the topic at the end of this event post.

Challenge Topic:

Have you ever wondered where the coffee lids from your coffee, straws from the refreshing cool drinks during the summer or tear off packaging from single serve packets end up? Did you know globally we recycle only 14% of our plastic? And by 2050 we will have more plastics in the oceans than fish?!

How can we fix this and stop small format plastics from leaking into our ecosystems? Wouldn’t it be great if we can design solutions for small format plastics to be reused? Re-Manufactured? or re-furbished? or used for cascading? So that recycling of plastics becomes the last resort.

Event Details:

Be a part of this challenge by attending our event on May 18th. The challenge will be launching on the 18th across the globe. By attending the event on May 18th, you will be eligible for participation for rest of the series. The series consists of 3 events spread across the next two months. At the end of the event series, you will have designed a small format packaging product through the lens of circular economy and ready to launch it. You will be at the forefront of the changing face of design.

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Introduction to Circular Design and Circular Economy . Case studies in circular design
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Introduction to the challenge, details, and information on how you can be a part of it.
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM – Workshop on thinking of products through a circular lens. You will be looking at three familiar everyday products through the lens of circular economy.
8:15 PM – 8:30 PM – Closing remarks.

Dinner will be provided.

Learn more about circular design at : https://www.circulardesignguide.com/get-started

Venue

Impact Hub Boston – 18th Floor Kitchen
50 Milk Street, 18th Floor
Boston, MA 02109 United States
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Phone:
617-548-8061