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Inside Icon 195: Waste, Design and the Circular Economy


This issue is a call for designers to help design our way out of the waste age by embracing a more circular economy. We shout about the inexplicable waste resulting from the making of even the humblest objects, and the fact that 90% of the raw materials used to make durable products become waste before the product has even left the factory. Some designers are starting to embrace the circular economy – we meet those experimenting with new ways of working. Read on...

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Icon is one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines. Every month we interview the most exciting architects and designers in the world, visit the best new buildings, analyse the most interesting new cultural movements and technologies, and review an eclectic range of exhibitions, books, products and films. Beautifully presented and accessible, rigorous and insightful, Icon shows you exactly what’s happening in architecture and design today, and what it means for the future. 


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