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18 Circular Economy Initiatives

From Closed-Loop 3D Printers to Cone-Shaped Microclimate Systems

— June 25, 2019 — Eco
Circular economy initiatives have been gaining traction in recent years as the manufacturing of products is striving to be more sustainable. As a result, many designers are putting forth some really creative and out-of-the-box ideas. A great example of this would be Fernando Laposse who creates captivating marquetry designs crafted from the colorful husks of heirloom corn species or Oksana Bondar who combines a biodegradable plastic material with human hair to create a chair.

Other circular economy initiatives attempt to have a broader impact, changing the game in multiple industries at the same time. PDK (poly-diketoenamine), for instance, is a type of plastic that is intended to fit the requirements of closed-loop recycling, while Note Design Studio debuts a continuously recycled fabric.
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Closed-Loop 3D Printers
Closed-Loop 3D Printers
IVI is a High-Resolution 3D Printer with an Accessible Operating System
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Closed Loop Agriculture
Closed Loop Agriculture
Comet Bio Upcycles Farm Waste into Healthy Sweeteners and Supplements
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Circular Economy Sneakers
Circular Economy Sneakers
adidas' Futurecraft Loop Footwear Design is Fully Recyclable
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Closed-Loop Innovative Toilet Systems
Closed-Loop Innovative Toilet Systems
The LooWatt is Ideal for Sustainable, Off-Grid Living
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Recycled Shirt Subscriptions
Recycled Shirt Subscriptions
'For Days' Has Customers to Return Ripped Shirts to Get New Ones
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Eco-Friendly Colorful Swimwear
Eco-Friendly Colorful Swimwear
OOKIO's Collection of Modern Swimsuits Uses Regenerated Materials
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Corn-Based Marquetry Designs
Corn-Based Marquetry Designs
Fernando Laposse Creates Totomoxtle as an Example of Circular Economy
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Infinitely Recyclable Plastic
Infinitely Recyclable Plastic
Scientists Have Created a Type of Plastic for Closed Loop Recycling
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Hair-Crafted Biodegradable Stools
Hair-Crafted Biodegradable Stools
Oksana Bondar Designs the Wiggy Stool Using Hair and Plastic
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Lightweight Anti-Bacterial Shoes
Lightweight Anti-Bacterial Shoes
Nature Shoes' Compact Slip-On Footwear is Incredibly Versatile
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Closed-Loop Sustainability Projects
Closed-Loop Sustainability Projects
Note Design Studio Debuts a Continuously Recycled Fabric
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Metal Waste Ceramic Glazes
Metal Waste Ceramic Glazes
The 'Ignorance Is Bliss' Project Explores Artistic Upcycling
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Denim Fiber Boxes
Denim Fiber Boxes
ESKA JEANS is an Eco-Friendly Box for the Circular Economy
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Circular Cosmetic Packaging
Circular Cosmetic Packaging
Eastman Introduced Circular Recycling Innovations & Bioplastic
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Stylish Eco-Friendly Eyewear Brands
Stylish Eco-Friendly Eyewear Brands
Australian Brand Dresden Opens Its First Location in Canada
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Sustainable Luxury Yoga Mats
Sustainable Luxury Yoga Mats
Yoga Design Lab Launched a Collection of Eye-Catching Yoga Mats
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Cone-Shaped Microclimate Systems
Cone-Shaped Microclimate Systems
V8 Architects Collaborates on a Sustainability-Focused Pavilion
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Sustainable Norwegian Design Exhibits
Sustainable Norwegian Design Exhibits
Kråkvik&D'Orazio Curates an Exhibit Around Sustainability
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