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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Tell Supermarkets to Stop Using Non-Recyclable Plastic

Tell Supermarkets to Stop Using Non-Recyclable Plastic
By Christopher Nicastro, 
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People’s Design Lab workshop in Paris - Zero Waste France tackles menstrual protections

People’s Design Lab workshop in Paris - Zero Waste France tackles menstrual protections
On December 17th 2016, Zero Waste France, organized a People’s Design Lab workshop targeting specifically menstrual protections : tampons, pads and the menstrual cup.
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MAKE LOVE, NOT WASTE - PEOPLE’S DESIGN LAB lands in Barcelona

MAKE LOVE, NOT WASTE - PEOPLE’S DESIGN LAB lands in Barcelona
MAKE LOVE, NOT WASTE - PEOPLE’S DESIGN LAB lands in Barcelona
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YES 2016 - A COMPETITION FOR YOUNG ENGINEERS

YES 2016 - A COMPETITION FOR YOUNG ENGINEERS
On the 11th and 12th of November, IDA (the Danish Association for Engineers) and Creature, prepared a two day competitions for young engineers across Europe. The challenge was to find solutions to the increasing problem of plastics ending up into seas and oceans. Zero Waste Europe and People's Design Lab were invited to feed into the debate and advise the participants.
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The 3 "good design award" finalists, to go #zerowaste

The 3 "good design award" finalists, to go #zerowaste
Existing alternatives strengthen the narrative of sustainable options and lifestyle. There are 3 finalists products for the Good Design award category, supporting alternatives:
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PDL taking off in Copenhagen, at YES 2016

PDL taking off in Copenhagen, at YES 2016
The PDL team from Zero Waste Europe is extremely excited to announce that we will be soon LIVE! The first workshop will take place on the 10th and 11th of November in the city of Copenhagen, as part of the 2016 edition of the Young Engineer Solution (YES) Competition organised by the Danish Engineering Association of Young Professionals (IDA YP). During this event, engineering, science students and professionals will be challenged to come up with solutions for one of the biggest environmental problem of our time: plastic pollution in the oceans (take a look at the video we took on one of Tagaytay beaches at The Philippines).
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