3 Approaches to Designing Out Waste

We look at the practical steps that designers can use to reduce both pre- and post-consumer waste so products are primed for integration into the circular economy.

Designers have a crucial role to play in reducing the impact of the products they design. According to Peter Maddox, director of the UK Waste Reduction Action Programme, 80% of the impact of a garment happens at the design stage. 

As part of our Design for Sustainability series on Common Objective, we look at the techniques designers can employ so that garment waste can be reused or captured in the product design as well as strategies to ensure that products can be disassembled easily for recy…

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Melanie Plank

Director of Content & Research at Common Objective