07 Mar 2016
What lessons can be learned from the work of The Great Recovery? From the spark of an idea to the growth of a network and beyond, we share some of our reflections and insights from the last four years.
01 Dec 2015
What’s the connection between the ocean and a toothbrush? Nothing. No, really there isn’t a connection. Funny then that you find so many of them on beaches around the world.
15 Sep 2015
Inspired by The Great Recovery's work looking at the issue of bulky furniture waste, Sarah Horner reflects on the many lives of her own sofa.
08 Sep 2015
Taking our unique design-focused approach to the
circular economy, The RSA Great Recovery partnered
with recycling and waste company SUEZ to ask the question: ‘How can we design better systems that will increase
rates of re-use and reduce the quantity of bulky items
reaching landfill and incineration?’
03 Jul 2015
Lucy Chamberlin reflects on the recent circular economy summit in Brussels and the complex realities involved in shifting Europe towards greater circularity.
02 Jul 2015
Edward Gardiner and Ella Britton argue that economic growth depends on a culture of creativity and human-centred design.
27 May 2015
The Great Recovery team get to work deconstructing an old sofa, bringing the circular economy to life on the streets of Clerkenwell.
17 May 2015
One of this year's Student Design Award briefs asked students to redesign a children's toy to eliminate waste and reduce environmental impacts.
01 Apr 2015
Reflecting on The Great Recovery's partnership with Fab Lab London, Sophie Thomas explains why having circular economy thinking in makespaces provides the perfect combination for disruptive innovation.
07 Jan 2015
It looks increasingly likely that the leadership we have come to expect from Europe in launching our fledgling circular economy is being scuppered by the new masters of Brussels and a contingent of business lobbyists.
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