Design Beyond Zero Waste

  • Massimo Imparato (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationPresentation at conference/workshop/seminar


Sustainability and the transition to the circular economy, risen as best practices to fight climate change and its impact on the environment, the economy and the society at large, are now underpinning the global decarbonization agenda. While designers are called upon to address emerging social, economic and environmental challenges, they are offered unprecedented opportunities to redesign the world: a shared understanding of the need to shift from the anthropocentric approach that has forged the industrial era, unleashes new forms of collaborative relationship with nature, and allows to operate according to a new, re-generative mind-set, opening up new ways to re-think the way we source, manufacture, distribute and consume. The presentation will focus on three key factors that will contribute to shaping the design agenda for the circular economy: circular flows, shift from products to services, design for disassembly, and cradle to cradle.
Period2 Dec 2022
Held at2nd International Conference on Culture, Design and Social Development (CDSD 2022), China
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Zero Waste
  • Decarbonization
  • Sustainable Development
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Circular Flows
  • Servitization
  • Design for Disassembly
  • Cradle toCradle
  • Sustainability
  • Circular Economy