How can we …
make a product for life?
#12 – Responsible consumption & production
#13 – Climate action
How can we go from a take-make-waste model to a product-for-life model from different angles:
- Limit overproduction and the generation of residual flows
- Lengthen the lifetime of products.
A lot of products such as clothing and toys have a really short lifetime. Find out why this lifetime is so short and come up with solutions.
One of the problems related to this challenge are the misguiding numbers you sometimes find on the internet, such as ‘a drill is only used 10 minutes on average’ or ‘99% of the products we use lands in the trash within half a year’. Make sure you use the correct numbers.
What has been done already?
We have organized an Ecodesign Challenge ‘Textile for Life’ and ‘Fun for Life’ on extending the lifetime of textiles and toys. We can share these results.
What are the next steps?
Organise a survey to gather correct numbers related to the product(s) you want to change.
Find new business models for products to go from take-make-waste to a product-for-life
Redesign products to go from take-make-waste to product-for-life
Correct numbers related to the product(s) you want to change
Ideas, business models or action plans to take a product or service from a take-make-waste model to a product-for-life