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How bad design is driving the ‘take-make-waste’ economy

No Waste Challenge

What Design Can Do

8 min


19 January 2021

Original Content 

There is a growing consensus among climate activists that we need to move beyond the linear economy — and fast. The pandemic has made it clear: if what we’re looking for is a healthy future for both people and planet, we won’t find it in ‘business as usual’. But where do we go from here? What exactly are the old models we ought to leave behind? How much damage have we already done? And why should designers care?

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