design the change

innovative product design towards a circular economy

Cyclic Design applies lifecycle thinking to the development of products and offers

sustainable design consultancy.

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sustainable product design

Cyclic Design provides sustainable design consultancy on best practices for sustainability applied to product design. Taking environmental issues as a starting point, we consider a product’s entire lifecycle and investigate where we can optimise efficiency and reduce waste. An ecological approach to design (or eco-design) is an essential tool to minimise the impact of a product.

Sustainability strategy

When designing a product, we strive to achieve a more circular lifecycle. In opposition to a linear disposable model, we design products which live longer and are re-usable or recyclable.
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Design creation

We use creative approaches to an environmental challenge. Creativity can push the boundaries of societal conventions. We use design as a way to form more sustainable behaviours.

Visualisation

Environmental design covers various aspects of a product, from the way it looks to the way you interact with it. We offer a range of technical services, from sketching to 3d modeling to UX design.

Prototyping

Once the design has been defined, today’s rapid prototyping technology, such as 3d printing, enable to quickly realise a prototype and test it.

MINImizing plastic waste

Nepenthes

The Nepenthes bottle is a reusable packaging system for personal care products, as an alternative to disposable plastic packaging. The product is mono-material and does not require separation of different components. It is virtually a cap-less bottle.

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SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING SOLUTIONS TAILORED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS

We supported your strategy to shift towards a packaging system that produces less waste. We are experts of the plastic industry and can guide your through the right materials and supply chains to minimise the impact coming from packaging.

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WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE DESIGN?

Sustainable design takes into consideration the entire lifecycle of a product, not only the way it looks. We analyse the main phases of product’s lifecycle: production, distribution, consumption and end-of-life. Designing a product means for us optimising its lifecycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is sustainable design?

Sustainable design takes into consideration the entire lifecycle of a product, not only the way it looks. We analyse the main phases of product’s lifecycle: production, distribution, consumption and end-of-life. Designing a product means for us optimising its lifecycle. 

the guidelines for sustainable products

Sustainable design follows guidelines related to production and materials, energy efficiency, waste minimisation, recyclability as well as new circular business models.

Circular Economy

Cradle to Cradle

Eco Design

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN Articles

European Plastics Pact

European Plastics Pact

The guidelines at European level for plastic industry players on sustainable packaging At European level as well as worldwide, new legislations for sustainable packaging have been approved which monitor the amount of plastic packaging produced. Each company using a...

Enabling plastic packaging innovation for decreasing waste

Enabling plastic packaging innovation for decreasing waste

Case study: which business models enable prevention of waste in the plastic packaging industry   1. The players involved in the plastic packaging value chain As you might be already aware, big brands, retailers and other stakeholders are increasing their...

How to design eco friendly packaging?

How to design eco friendly packaging?

What to consider when designing eco friendly packaging, taking a lifecycle approach. Fruits have their own protective “packaging”. Lemons, oranges or other citrus fruits’ skin is rough, it protects from impacts, the round shape distributes forces evenly. Still, in our...

Design for the environment, minimizing waste

Our design process starts with the analysis of environmental issues. We investigate the product’s lifecycle and evaluate where we can make the product more efficient, while minimising the generation of waste.

Design is a tool to spark more sustainable habits.