SIXTH SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND URBAN MINING
10TH ANNIVERSARY / CAPRI, ITALY / 18-20 MAY 2022

Workshop: The role of materials for circular design of consumer products

SESSION D03 / Glass Room / 18 May 2022 / 17:30 - 18:30
Workshop: The role of materials for circular design of consumer products
Chair / Presidente: Mateusz Wielopolski (DE)

The sustainability of a product and most of its environmental impact is determined by the material choice already at the initial product design stages. Hence, understanding the material value chains allows product designer not only to define what will happen to the product at the end of its lifecycle but also what is the value of sustainability features for the end user. This interactive workshop will cover the fundamental principles of product design for a circular economy and focus on the impact of material choices on the entire product value chain. The participants will get the chance to explore and test themselves how the perception of sustainability and willingness to pay is driven by the knowledge of material concepts, recyclability and technology expertise.


M. Wielopolski (DE)
Introduction into the fundamental concepts of circular design

M. Wielopolski (DE)
Interactive Mentimeter quiz exercise about sustainable and circular material concepts based on examples from various consumer products

M. Wielopolski (DE), A. Guerreschi (IT)
Interpretation of quiz results and correlation with customer awareness studies

Joint discussion, Q&A