The Great Recovery: E-Waste - RSA

The Great Recovery: E-Waste


  • Design
  • Manufacturing and materials

What does the future of design and manufacturing look like? 

How will we make products in a resource scarce future? Or, more precisely, what will we make them with?

The Great Recovery has set out on a journey to investigate these questions with the clear understanding that it’s not one group of people who can find the answer. If we want to take our current linear process and make it circular, to close the loop, then true co-creation needs to be facilitated.

To do that we first need to understand what barriers are preventing this vital collaboration.

In the design and manufacturing world there are many siloed roles that are not properly networked together. The client who sets the brief, the designer who chooses the materials and aesthetics, the policy makers that dictate the value of the materials, and the manufacturers who make the designs a reality.

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