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Products for a circular economy on display at This Open Space in Chinatown

DH Vancouver Staff Nov 20, 2014 10:01 am

With Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan in full effect, there has been an increased effort to reduce waste and create green jobs in the city. Across the city, from the False Creek Flats to Marpole, individuals are diverting waste from landfills and making meaningful contributions to Vancouver.

The BUS 443 New Product Design & Development class from the SFU Beedie School of Business has partnered with the Vancouver Economic Commission, CityStudio, Frameworq and Basic Design Studio to launch Products for a Circular Economy.

Starting today (Thursday, November 20), This Open Space in Chinatown will play host to various events and connect leaders in the community around the idea of the circular economy.

The circular economy is a generic term for an industrial economy that is, by design or intention, restorative and in which material flows are of two types, biological nutrients, designed to reenter the biosphere safely, and technical nutrients, which are designed to circulate at high quality without entering the biosphere.

Check out the student designed products, there will be an open product launch and sale from 1 pm to 2:30 pm at 434 Columbia Street in Chinatown.

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