Autodesk University presentation
Products have been designed as if resources are unlimited. The take, bake, make, waste approach has valuable materials, erroneously called waste, landfilled. We need to design products so that these resources loop back into a material cycle. This closed loop approach recognizes natural limits and values materials through the end of their first product life and instead designs products for a Circular Economy.
This presentation contextualized the crisis our current system created, then shared case studies that illustrated both environmental and economic advantages gained by businesses with cyclical material flows. The session concluded with a first hand account inside the Circular Economy design process, as Barent shared insights into how he used AutoDesk’s Fusion 360 software to develop his award winning BikeShare Helmet.