How will the future of consumer products for a circular economy look like?

The Circular Design Challenge aims to engage Dutch design students in creating the future of consumer products for a circular economy.

In the current ‘take, make, dispose’ linear economy more and more short-lived products are produced. The diminishing of finite resources that end up as worthless waste shows that this system needs to change. A circular economy is the answer to this, keeping products, components and materials at their highest utility and value. Examples of actual integrated circular solutions for consumer products are still scarce.

By joining the Circular Design Challenge you will change this, by creating a design concept that shows what a consumer product might look like in a circular future. All the outcomes combined will inspire and inform the growing community that wants to accelerate the development towards a circular economy.

In the Challenge you will choose a consumer product that you think doesn’t fit a circular economy and that you want to redesign. With input from the CIRCO program and feedback from professionals you will create a concept focussing on the product, service and business model. The progress is posted on a blog to share how you tackled your personal design challenge. The results will be presented during the Dutch Design Week 2016.

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The deadline for the submission of your proposal is June 1 2016.
The Circular Design Challenge takes place from June 10 till October 10.

• Gain knowledge about circular business and design
• Create an integrated solution of a product, service and business model
• Receive feedback from professional experts
• Be part of the online community for a circular economy
• Inspire others through the online platform
• Present results during the Dutch Design Week 2016