Tires Photo by Imthaz Ahamed - Example of Extended Producer Responsibility Product

What is that? Extended Producer Responsibility

Extended Producer Responsibility – EPR Tires are an example of products subject to extended producer responsibility in many industrialised countries. First formally outlined in an internal Swedish government report in 1990, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is meant to shift financial responsibility for end-of-life disposal to product manufacturers. The idea is to motivate them to improve their products and packaging design that can be reused and recycled. Brand owners must pay… Read More »

Ouroboros - Conscious Life Space Guru

What is that? Circular Economy [Thinking outside the box]

creating a CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Return and Renew Rethinking, Redesigning to change how we operate. When we lost our connection with nature and natural life, we stopped living in flow. We can still have technology, progress and modern life and live in flow. This requires cooperation and caring for one another and our planet. Cooperation where companies come together – where people come together – everyone comes together to create lasting change. It’s happening and… Read More »

Circular Design Challenge: Solutions

How might we get products to people without generating plastic waste?

Update October 2017: Recently several product designs were selected as finalists – some were specific products and others looked at changing the system altogether. Stay tuned for an upcoming article featuring what we think are the top 5. ______ Only 14% is recycled, resulting in a loss of USD 80-120 billion per year to the global economy. Did you know that most plastic items are used only once before being… Read More »

Bucky a/k/a Buckminster Fuller

architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor

Bucky a/k/a Buckminster Fuller A doer and thinker, you might know him as the designer of the geodesic domes. Here are some links of interest: The Utopian on B. Fullers Egocide The Space Collective The Grey Lodge Peak into the mind of Buckminister Fuller with real interviews excerpted and animated by Blank on Blank. Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life | Blank on Blank Visit this link where you can… Read More »

Cleaning the Oceans, Pollution Solutions

A harsh truth and solutions in progress, the work of Boyan Slat and his partners.

A harsh truth is that human beings lack of care and respect for the earth through ocean dumping has created dis-ease for the fragile ecosystems that support all life on earth. Having been born into this problem, some young innovators are working towards solutions and they are in progress. The work of Boyan Slat, a Dutch inventor and entrepreneur and his partners is in focus here. Boyan Slat presented an… Read More »