Regenerative systems in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimized by slowing, closing, and narrowing energy and material loops
A circular economy is where production, services, and information take a regenerative approach aimed at minimizing waste and making the most of resources. This method allows for the greatest retention of valuable products, parts, materials, and intelligence. It also encourages reuse, upcycling, recycling, refurbishment, and longer life while producing the least amount of waste possible.
A collaborative industry project developed to accelerate the textile industry’s move from linear to circular. To establish systems that will use the embedded value and resources in existing textiles for new products, reducing the millions of tons of textile waste annually going into landfills and thereby supporting the reduction of the industry’s GHG emissions.
Plastic Pollution Coalition
The new Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 (Senate Bill 3263, HR 5845) will tackle the exploding crisis of plastic pollution and transform waste and recycling management in the United States. Tell your representatives it's time to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, for the health of humans, animals, waterways, oceans, and the environment.
Plastic Waste Hub
We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers, including scientists, engineers, designers, and social scientists, taking a design-led approach to the issue of plastic waste.
In partnership with industry, academia and national labs, the REMADE Institute will enable early stage applied research and development of technologies that could dramatically reduce the embodied energy and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing.