The People's Design Lab

The People’s Design Lab is powered by Zero Waste Europe a European network of communities, local leaders, businesses, experts, and change agents, all working to phase out waste from our society. With a vibrant network of 29 national and local NGOs promoting zero waste all across the continent, Zero Waste Europe empowers communities to rethink and redesign their relationship with resources, to adopt smarter lifestyles and sustainable consumption patterns, and to think circular.

Inspired by the Little Museum of Bad Industrial Design in Italy and the global zero waste movement around the world, the first People's Design Lab was born in the UK in 2013. In 2016, Zero Waste Europe launched the European version of the Lab, which aims to raise awareness about poor product design and zero waste alternatives.

Find more about our past contests in 2016 and 2017.


Further acknowledgement



Zero Waste Europe gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from the European Union. The sole responsibility for the content of this event materials lies with Zero Waste Europe. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the funder mentioned above. The funder cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.