HOW TO? sessions

Circular design HOW TO? is a series of talks about the personal experiences of designers and circular economy experts on how to design for circular economy. In the sessions we avoid abstract concepts and discuss practical takeaways from circular design projects. The webinar is targeted to designers, circular economy and sustainability experts, company representatives, product developers, and others interested.

NB! Our next session will take place in October 2021 in cooperation with German Ecodesign Award on the topic of circular textiles.

If you are a circular design professional and wish to contribute to the sessions by proposing topics and/or speakers, or if you wish to get updates on the upcoming HOW TO? sessions, write to us at:

The event series is organised by Estonian Design Center and held in cooperation with the EcoDesign Circle  project and its partners.


Previous HOW TO? sessions:

Circular Design HOW TO? session 5: Ecodesign tools in practice (June 15, 2021)

In the session we took a closer look at three circular design tools in practice: Ecodesign Learning Factory, Audit, and Sprint, which were developed by the EcoDesign Circle international project team. 

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➞ Watch the recording here.


Circular Design HOW TO? session 4: New European Bauhaus (April 15, 2021)

What does the New European Bauhaus mean in the context of circular economy and circular design? And how will the initiative bring the European Green Deal to our everyday environment? 

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➞ Watch the recording here.


Circular Design HOW TO? session 3 with Peter Post & Chris Sherwin (Nov 26, 2020)

In this session we talked about Design for the Circular Economy and how the customer will have a pivotal role in making the circular economy work. Circular experience design therefore focuses on the users, to help them with their new roles and tasks. 

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Circular design HOW TO? session 2 with Ida Urmas and Dan Mikkin (Sept 24, 2020)

Introducing Lidl’s Cradle to Cradle Pilot Project for Textiles, and a circular strategy development case study for a large textile manufacturer in Estonia. 

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Circular design HOW TO? session 1 with Marilu Valente and Harri Moora (Aug 26, 2020)

First we talked about the Nepenthes reusable bottle, which is inspired by nature where there is no waste. Second - a material flow analysis for industrial upcycling in Bangladeshi & Indian textile factories. 

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