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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

LETS RE-THINK AMSTERDAM THROUGH WASTED

We will only attain ecological conversion when it becomes socially desirable. CITIES found a way to make it desirable both socially and economically.

Circularity and connectivity are what almost all living systems have been based on since the big bang. Why almost? People are still firmly accustomed to the linear thinking – we take, we

WASTED EDUCATION | How to become a Plastic Expert

WASTED Educational Packages is an entertaining and fun way to become a Plastic Expert now

Plastic was thought to be a solution. It was created to allow product affordability as it was a cheap material to produce and package products. This came with multiple socioeconomic

The Wasted City | Approaches to Circular City Making

Take Part in a Journey towards the Future of Circular City Making

City is an interconnected system of economic and political interactions and socio-spatial developments. Yet, conventionally, it has been characterised by a linear growth model – often referred to as ‘take-make-waste’.

Circular economy spins off with innovation – WASTED Strategy for Amsterdam Arena

WASTED presents a 3-year vision and strategy for Plastic Free Amsterdam Arena by 2020

Amsterdam Arena is a frontrunner in creating smart solutions for metropolitan challenges and contemporary societal issues. The Amsterdam Arena Innovation Center counts almost two years of generating perfect ecosystem for a cross-sectoral

DE GEZONDE STAD BRINGS THE WASTED REWARD SYSTEM TO AMSTERDAM OOST

Thanks to a partnership with De Gezonde Stad, the WASTED Reward System takes new form, and new forms of waste, in the Dapperbuurt neighborhood of Amsterdam Oost.

WASTED began nearly two years ago as a pilot project in Amsterdam Noord – the city’s northern ‘hood, separated from the central boroughs by the river IJ. With much success, that

BEYOND THE WASTED CITY: OUR NEW BOOK BEGINS

It’s time for you to know: CITIES’ third publication is under way! And it’s time for the world to know: a community-centered, circular move beyond “take-make-waste” habits is within reach for city makers and citizens alike. This book will show a way forward.

We live in a linear world. The stubborn inertia of a dominant “business as usual” has spread wasteful habits throughout cities of the global north. Economic interactions and socio-spatial developments

SOS! SAVE WASTED NOORD! HELP US, SUPPORT LOCAL PLASTIC RECYCLING

With nearly 700 member households in Amsterdam Noord, the Municipality is no longer able or willing to provide the support we need to increase local plastic recycling even further. Now YOU CAN SAVE WASTED NOORD!

At its core, WASTED is a project about communities and citizens – the vibrant heart of city life that defines how we live today, and how we live tomorrow. Kicking off

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