Investigating the Role of Design in the Circular Economy
The Great Recovery has run a programme of workshops, networking and brokering events, presentations, debates and round tables. These have helped build understanding around the principles of closed loop design and the barriers to achieving full circularity.
We have developed an online resource that focuses on design for a circular economy. This includes a growing database of reports, images and information, articles, blogs, Twitter feeds and a dedicated YouTube channel which hosts films of the workshops. Through the circular network, workshops and teardown observations, we have gained a better understanding of what action and research is required to transform the way society manages resources. We have made a series of key recommendations based on the findings of the first phase of The Great Recovery programme.