Covestro promotes circular design at International Design Conference
Climate change, resource constraints, waste problems – dealing with global challenges like these require each of us to embrace circular economy as a guiding principle. Design holds the key to transitioning to a circular economy, by eliminating planned obsolescence and keeping products and materials in circulation to reduce the need for extracting new resources.
Covestro recognizes the importance of designing for a circular economy and actively engages designers with circular design concepts that create longer-lasting products, while enabling easy repairs and upgrades throughout their life cycle and promoting resource recovery at end of life. At the virtual IDC (International Design Conference) 2021, Covestro gave a presentation on circular design, calling for immediate actions to adopt circular thinking in the design stage, while also making smart choices about materials which are efficient and circular.