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What is the People's Design Lab?


 The People’s Design Lab is a platform for people frustrated by the increasing production of items that cannot be reused, repaired, recycled or composted. It’s a place to address governments and industries who create “stuff” for the sake of it. 
We are saying to them “Look we are engaging for change. What about you?”

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The Lab Blog

Sick of replacing your stuff? 4 ways to overcome planned obsolescence

Sick of replacing your stuff? 4 ways to overcome planned obsolescence

There’s a new trending topic in ecologically responsible communities around the world: the planned obsolescence of products. Even if you haven’t yet noticed the articles and debates on this matter, the idea must have crossed your mind when you ran into some ancient, but functional hairdryer owned by your parents or grandparents. You might have thought “They don’t make’em like they used to”, but the practice of planned obsolescence dates back to the 1920’s. Government and journalistic investigations show that top light bulb manufacturers of the time agreed to reduce the lifespan of bulbs to 1,0...
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Redesign Europe Challenge launches first of 3 phases

Redesign Europe Challenge launches first of 3 phases

Press Contact: Lucia di Paola, Zero Waste Europe, lucia@zerowasteeurope.eu +32 (0) 2 503 64 88
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