The New Plastics Economy offers a fundamental rethink for plastics: A vision of a more effective system building on the principles of the circular economy. Read more about it here.
As explained in The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing action report, designers play a critical role in driving the transition in three areas:
Here are some examples of how the Circular Design Challenge winners have designed for the New Plastics Economy:
Access the right amount of product without the need for non-recyclable single-use sachets. Read more.
A returnable cup ecosystem to replace the 100 billion single-use cups and lids used every year.
An edible or water soluble sachet solution for restaurants and other hospitality businesses. Read more.