Let's fix wasteful design!

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Frustrated by unsustainable products? You’ve come to the right place.


The People’s Design Lab was created for European communities to take part in the redesign of products you can’t fix, products that come with excess packaging or break too easily.


HOW IT WORKS

It’s quick and easy: Nominate a product that you’d like to see redesigned and upload a description of the problem with a picture to the platform. Then the voting will begin. Products with the most votes will be redesigned. Redesign workshops will be taking place across Europe and online. Note: You can also nominate good designs which we should celebrate!

We’ll take the redesigned products to manufacturers and policy makers to showcase solutions to wasteful design.  


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Countdown to better designs (Our timeline)

11 NOVEMBER - 12 NOVEMBER
YES 2016 in Copenhagen

2 and 3 DECEMBER
Make Love, Not Waste. Innovation JAM in Barcelona.

17 DECEMBER
People's Design Lab in PARIS

First People's Design Lab workshop in Copenhagen as part of the Young Engineer Solutions Competition 2016. This edition's topic was the challenge of plastics in the oceans.

Save these dates! Zero Waste Europe will be in Barcelona at BAU (School of Superior Design) in order to tackle our production and consumption patterns to prevent waste from being created. We will soon release the application form in order to participate! Follow us on Facebook and join the event!

A workshop focused on sanitary products that produce overloads of unnecessary waste. Stay tuned for further info!

Nominated products


The good design debate

The 3 "good design award" finalists, to go #zerowaste

The 3 "good design award" finalists, to go #zerowaste

Existing alternatives strengthen the narrative of sustainable options and lifestyle. There are 3 finalists products for the Good Design award category, supporting alternatives:
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The lab blog

People’s Design Lab workshop in Paris - Zero Waste France tackles menstrual protections

People’s Design Lab workshop in Paris - Zero Waste France tackles menstrual protections

On December 17th 2016, Zero Waste France, organized a People’s Design Lab workshop targeting specifically menstrual protections : tampons, pads and the menstrual cup.
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