ECOLOGY of THINGS At the Dutch Design Week we had the DRIVE-CIRCO Festival. It is 'Design for Circular Business' and the response was great. Many designers are looking into design of techniques/products, processes/services and new business models. During the festival I presented the ECOLOGY OF THINGSEcology of Things, Column
Waste is food
In this column I introduce a new way of thinking about products dawning: the Ecology of Things. Design is the key to realization. In living systems all materials, all elements, all minerals are being used and re-used because they stay in the loop. That is the metabolism of life. In the Ecology of Things we acknowledge the power of ‘waste is food’ also on a higher value-level: products are feedstock for new products even before they become waste.
Keep in mind this is an Y-shaped column. Two separate observations get connected to the third observation, the insight.
For information on Circo, see: https://lnkd.in/ed9hsxZ.