It’s time to end the outdated production model of take, make, and dispose.
To ensure the health of our people and planet, we need to build circular systems that reduce waste and add value across the entire life cycle of the products we produce and consume. But circular systems can't exist unless the diverse stakeholders who touch that life cycle—from engineers to educators to waste managers—can share ideas and work together.
Collaborative design brings these key stakeholders together, driving new material, business, and distribution model innovations that can help us build a more regenerative future.
OpenIDEO works to unlock the creative potential of people worldwide, enabling diverse stakeholders to come together and scale impactful circular products and services.
Of Funding Awarded to Circular Innovators
Circular Ideas Generated On OpenIDEO
Circular Events Held Worldwide
These open innovation initiatives have accelerated thousands of ideas to create and scale circular systems worldwide.
How might we design the next generation fiber cup to be recoverable on a global scale, while maintaining the performance standards we know and trust?
We work with public and private sector partners committed to circular economy, including:
Check out a few snapshots of our circular work over the years.
This Guide, a collaboration between the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and IDEO, helps innovators build more effective, creative solutions for the circular economy. Learn more here.
IDEO explores the big question: how might we design for thriving, living systems? Find case studies, articles, and perspectives on designing for circularity. Learn more here.
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