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New year, new beginnings: Will the Commission deliver an ambitious Plastic strategy?

New year, new beginnings: Will the Commission deliver an ambitious Plastic strategy?
By Lucia di Paola
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From Portugal to Bulgaria: People join the fight against wasteful products

From Portugal to Bulgaria: People join the fight against wasteful products
Have you ever counted how many products in your life need replacing every year? It is true that some stuff will always need replacing: you break a plate or outgrow some clothes. But how many others, from packaging to the things you use, have been designed to have a short life and be thrown away? 
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Time to wake up and smell the coffee: 6 zero waste coffee solutions

Time to wake up and smell the coffee: 6 zero waste coffee solutions
By Nina Thomas
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Buying things may feel good… but getting broken things to work again feels even better

Buying things may feel good… but getting broken things to work again feels even better
By Haldi Ellam
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EU trainees are hacking disposable plastic cups

EU trainees are hacking disposable plastic cups
By Marco Giacomazzi
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#Designed4Trash award: Styrofoam Containers

#Designed4Trash award: Styrofoam Containers
By Nina Thomas, 
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How to save the world, one reusable bag at a time

How to save the world, one reusable bag at a time
By Mirabai Weismehl Rosenfeld
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The first phase of the Redesign Europe Challenge is over! Time to check out the winning (most hated) products!

The first phase of the Redesign Europe Challenge is over! Time to check out the winning (most hated) products!
From May 16 until June 26 citizens where asked to vote on the People’s Design Lab’s website the most wasteful products on the market. Today, we finally announce what are the three most hated products, and hence, have been awarded with the #Designed4Trash award!
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Sick of replacing your stuff? 4 ways to overcome planned obsolescence

Sick of replacing your stuff? 4 ways to overcome planned obsolescence
There’s a new trending topic in ecologically responsible communities around the world: the planned obsolescence of products. Even if you haven’t yet noticed the articles and debates on this matter, the idea must have crossed your mind when you ran into some ancient, but functional hairdryer owned by your parents or grandparents. You might have thought “They don’t make’em like they used to”, but the practice of planned obsolescence dates back to the 1920’s. Government and journalistic investigations show that top light bulb manufacturers of the time agreed to reduce the lifespan of bulbs to 1,0...
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Redesign Europe Challenge launches first of 3 phases

Redesign Europe Challenge launches first of 3 phases
Press Contact: Lucia di Paola, Zero Waste Europe, lucia@zerowasteeurope.eu +32 (0) 2 503 64 88
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