The Centre for Sustainable Design
at UCA

Based in our Business School for the Creative Industries, our Centre for Sustainable Design leads and participates in future-shaping research focused on sustainable innovation and product sustainability.

Led by Professor Martin Charter, it also works with business, policymaking and research communities in Europe, North America and Asia to promote sustainable practice.

The Centre hosts sustainability-focused conferences, workshops and training programmes, including its own Sustainable Innovation conference.

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Our Projects

This report presents the findings from a review of more than 100 Research & Innovation projects, dealing with a range of considerations relating to circularity (the elimination of waste and re-use of waste materials) in product design, manufacturing, use and after-use. Nine independent experts analysed these projects to identify key messages and lessons for policymakers and researchers.

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Find out more about upcoming research events.


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Explore more projects

Head to our UCA Research Online platform to browse all research projects.