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Mon, 24 Jul


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Systems Design & Growing Economies

Where is the space in the system? That's a question I receive a lot of times. I design systems for growing economies of scope. Economic and social systems. They are sustainable BY DESIGN if you use Biomimicry. Let's discover the space in the system.

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Systems Design & Growing Economies
Systems Design & Growing Economies

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24 Jul 2023, 19:00 – 21:00 CEST

Online Zoom call

About the Event

There's 80-90% space in the economic system. We use this space to create new value 4 ALL. How do we do that?

Lifting a small tip of the veil:

  • If you would make an LCA of whole systems, industrial production methods are only 10-20% producing product. The rest 80-90% is transport, packaging, rest material, pollution, and waste.
  • The big trick is to minimize material, transport, and packaging. To catch rest materials before they become waste. The trick is to use multifunctional and synergy as a creation factor for value.

Some examples:

  1. If you put a company emitting CO2 next to a greenhouse producing spirulina with CO2, you would have solved a problem and created value with CO2
  2. The picture in Piedmont is work from my friend Chiara Battistoni at the Politecnico Torino. Italy is the place where Novamont is. They create biodegradable plastics from thistles, an abundantly available material. They financed their factory with stranded assets. An old oil refinery became a biorefinery. Stranded assets are HUGE spaces in the economic system. 
  3. If you start purchasing locally, you cut out transport. If you find markets closer to home, you cut out transport. If you minimize packaging or replace something with nothing, you cut out waste.
  4. And the river... she watches... Make her meander again, trap the toxic sediments in one corner, and retrieve the metals (of course, I use phytomining for that, I'm a plant lover...). We have enough polluted soils everywhere right now. We can do cleaning and creating valuable resources in one go.

Woehoe... a sustainable economy BY DESIGN...


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