In the design world, Q1 of 2021 saw a continuation in material innovation, with designs released that aim to highlight plastic waste caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular disposable face masks and Personal Protective Equipment. Estimates suggest that …Read More
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has recently updated its product standard, now in it’s fourth version. According to the institute, the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard Version 4.0 is “the most ambitious and actionable standard yet for …Read More
The EU has launched its Sustainable Products Initiative, which is now open for public consultation until June 9th. The initiative has an aim of making products more sustainable by proposing new and additional legislative measures across electronics and ICT, textiles, …Read More
The Right to Repair is taking off across Europe.
After the EU parliament voted in favour of creating stronger “right to repair” rules, companies that sell some electronics within the EU (such as refrigerators, washers, hairdryers, and TVs) will need …Read More
The start of 2021 saw the EU take concrete steps towards implementing its New European Bauhaus initiative, which has set huge circular ambitions for the European design community. Recently it announced that renowned architects Bjarke Ingels and Shigeru Ban alongside …Read More
Architects Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal, founders of Lacaton & Vassal who are best known for their refurbishment and retrofitting work, have won the 2021 Pritzker Prize: the Oscars of the Architecture world.
The jury lauded the French architecture studio …Read More