Designers, product developers, entrepreneurs, business developers
Auping, Hordijk, Filigrade and CIRCO have all had experiences with the circular design strategy Design for Recycling. They defined six overarching insights relevant to plastics companies.
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Products and packaging are often not (properly) recyclable. To increase recycling rates, it is important to already consider future recycling during the design process. This is called Design for Recycling. This requires designers to work with all stakeholders in the process (collectors, sorters, recyclers and producers) to integrate all requirements. But how do you organize that?
During a session at the Circular Plastics Conference 2022, Auping, Hordijk and Filigrade presented how Design for Recycling underlies their products and operations.
Inspiring stories. Which can be summed up in six overarching insights for the entire plastics sector.
1: Mono(material) makes it easy
2. Don't saddle others with your (poorly recyclable) materials
3. Some plastics (or materials) are more circular than others
4. Rate differentiation works as an incentive for Design for Recycling
5. It is of common interest to set a standard in the marketplace
6. Rather mechanical than chemical recycling
The explanation of all these insights can be found on the CIRCO website.
Read all the insights here You go to a Dutch version