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The Planet in Transition

Cities have been recognised as actors leading planetary transition

Over the last two years, cities have been recognised as actors leading planetary transition. They have been the key actors for achieving the targets set by major international agreements such

PLANT CHICAGO – SYMBIOTIC COMMUNITY OF FOOD BUSINESSES @ THE WASTED CITY BOOK

"We’re working to make our cities healthier and more efficient by developing and sharing the most innovative methods for sustainable food production, energy conservation and material reuse." – Jonathan Pereira

Increasingly disillusioned with industrial mega-farms that characterised much of our modern food system, many cities are witnessing a renewed interest in more socially and environmentally conscious systems of local food

The Wasted City & WASTED in Media

WASTED and The Wasted City have been grabbing the attention of media the world over.

It’s been a big and busy year for CITIES. The new and improved, fully digital phase of WASTED has now been rolled out including plastic-, textile-, paper- and glass waste.

SOLIDARITY FRIDGE – ONE NEIGHBOURHOOD, ONE FRIDGE @ THE WASTED CITY BOOK

A small, localised solution to a more endemic problem of food waste: “These little things are the things that change life, that change our reality.” – Ainhoa Crespo Gadea

We all create staggering quantities of waste; it’s become inherent part of our daily lives. But this waste creates large environmental and economic challenges for cities. In steps Solidarity Fridge (Nevera Solidaria

INSTOCK – TURNING FOOD SURPLUS INTO DELICIOUS MEALS @ THE WASTED CITY BOOK

The waste of yesterday is the ‘harvest of today’

In the transition towards circular cities, experience sharing is key. No two solutions will be the same, but the value gained from these experiences can be huge. This is the

Rethinking Plastic – Trash or Treasure?

Dave Hakkens in collaboration with WASTED and deBijenkorf made a Precious Plastic window installation to transform the societal perceptions and start seeing plastic trash as treasure.

Plastic was thought to be a solution… It was created to allow product affordability, mobility, replication and mass production. This indeed came with multiple socioeconomic benefits. However, the vicious plastic

The Brighton Waste House – ‘living laboratory’ for ecological architectural design @ The Wasted City Book

“There is no such thing as waste, there is just stuff in the wrong place.” Duncan Baker-Brown

There is no ‘one-size’ solution to make a city circular. That said, The Wasted City book demonstrates the heterogeneity of approaches, all of which are critical to further the development of circular

Echos from What Design Can Do – What Can Design Can Actually Do about Plastic?

In collaboration with VBAT, WASTED hosted a breakout session at the 2017 ‘What Design Can Do’ annual conference, held on the 24th May. n the session, we asked participants these questions; to rethink their perceptions of plastic.

We’ve all been there; open the fridge to grab some milk for your coffee, only to realise the carton is empty. Annoyance aside, what do you see when you look at

Brooklyn Microgrid – a benefit corporation for local energy @ The Wasted City book

A new approach for grid operations that achieve a sustainable, secure, and cost-effective energy system by providing long-term, locally generated power security prioritized for the community.

The Wasted City book is a collection of work that combines compelling insights on circularity by external professionals, experts, and thinkers with a case-based approach. The latter is pursued by various specialized individuals working directly with CITIES’

From the Wasted to the Circular City

‘The Wasted City’ book suggests a new scenario for our urban life: circularity. One that is environmental as much as political, social and economic.

The past few years have shown an exciting recognition of the circular economy. Innovative enterprises are springing up all over the world; from the ‘Library of Things’ in London, tool

Library of Things – a space where you can come to borrow useful items and learn how to use them @The Wasted City book

Interview with Sophia Wyatt of Library of Things

The Wasted City book is a collection of work that combines compelling insights on circularity by external professionals, experts and thinkers with a case-based approach. The latter is pursued by various specialised individuals working directly with CITIES’

FOODLOGICA – a logistical service designed to clean the last mile of Amsterdam’s local food system using e-trikes

FOODLOGICA is the only electric powered company focused solely on local food transport. Greening the last-mine of food delivery in Amsterdam.

If you’ve ever found yourself in a new city, then you know that getting from point A to point B through labyrinthine streets of staggering complexity, can be a pretty

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