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Circular product development – the secrets to design for and from recycling

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Join this online event to learn from experts in the field and discover the secrets of designing circular consumer electronic products.

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Our goals for the workshop are to get you acquainted with best practices for circular product design and share our experience from the past 4 years with the integration of recycled plastics in new and existing electronic products.

We will present two complementary design strategies aiming to enhance the circular flow of products and materials. The “design for recycling” strategy shows best practices during the product development process, following the sequential design phases of material selection, part, and product design. The “design from recycling” strategy looks to what extent new and existing products can be manufactured using recycled plastics. The main focus of the workshop is placed on designing with recycled plastics from WEEE obtained through mechanical recycling. For more information on previous workshops, please visit our blog.

From our PolyCE team you will meet:

What exactly are we going to do?

In an interactive workshop format, together with you we will combine different approaches that can support designers to start designing with recycled plastics while gradually reducing the risk that is linked to using recycled plastics. We will also share our design recommendations both at the part and product level that facilitate the effective recycling of valuable materials with current recycling technologies at the end of life.


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What’s in it for me?

You will dive into the realm of circular product development and actively co-create products applying the design for and from recycling strategies. By going through the methods you will develop a feeling for the approaches, get knowledge of the methods and get inspired to start with or enhance the use of recycled plastics. Maybe you will become an advocate for recycled plastics within your organisation – the world needs people like you.

Who are we?

This event is organised by members of the PolyCE and C-PlaNet European funded projects.

The PolyCE consortium consists of 20 expert organisations working together to significantly reduce the use of virgin plastics and enhance the use of recycled plastics in new electronics applications.

The C-PlaNet is laying the foundations for a New Plastics Economy through a European Joint Doctoral Programme that trains 15 Early Stage Researchers to become part of a new generation of scientists, engineers and policy makers for the EU’s circular economy.

Who should participate?

The workshop is targeted towards designers, industry professionals, product developers, polymer engineers, WEEE plastics recyclers and environmental managers. Anyone, who is working in the field of electric and electronic products and is curious about the potential of circular product development with post-consumer recycled plastics from WEEE. Important – This workshop is targeted towards professionals with experience with plastics and who would consider using recycled plastics in their products.

Case Studies

  • Philips
  • Wireless Value by Pezy Group
  • FundWaste by The Imagination Factory
  • ONA
  • Whirlpool

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