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special area Circular Thinking: From Upcycling to Biofabrication

2017-05-16
09:00 - 18:00
2017-05-17
09:00 - 18:00
2017-05-18
09:00 - 18:00
2017-05-19
09:00 - 18:00
Special Show
Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln
Deutschland
+49 221 821-0
+49 221 821-2574

Here, the event will take place:

Content

Industrial societies consume more resources than nature is capable of reproducing. Closed materials cycles and working with secondary materials have become paradigms for society.


Alternative raw materials are increasingly being identified across different manufacturing industries and production systems being optimised with a view to reusing recyclable materials. Ideally, at the end of the product lifecycle, there should be no waste produced, but instead high-quality materials that can be used as a starting point for a new product lifecycle. Recycling becomes upcycling, so waste is not produced at all and resources remain in the cycle. Recycling becomes upcycling, so waste is not produced at all and resources remain in the cycle.


The shift away from “consumption” of a resource to its “use” is of especially high importance to material-intensive industries. New upcycling processes will greatly reduce the use of resources and energy on all levels. New upcycling processes will greatly reduce the use of resources and energy on all levels.


In the “innovation of interior” special event area, the potential of upcycling models and the evolution of sustainable materials cycles will be demonstrated with the aid of examples of developments and the new options for manufacturers, designers and architects presented.