End-of-life design: How to embed circularity into a product


How do we get designers to think about a product’s recyclability from the start?

Sophie Thomas, Useful Projects’ director of circular design and founding director of Thomas.Matthews, spoke to Peter Taylor-Whiffen about end-of-life product design.

Thomas is a passionate pioneer and champion of “end-of-life design” – the concept that, to reduce waste simply and effectively, products should be created with an understanding of how we will ultimately dispose of them.

How can designers embed circularity into their products? Or should we be focusing on improving material recovery?

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