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Learning: Towards a Circular, Sustainable World

Quiz: Ready for a circular, sustainable world?

Are you aware of what it takes to move towards a circular, sustainable world? Take the quiz and find out (or watch the videos on this webpage first to ace the quiz).

How can we design products to be circular?

We investigated this topic at our 2nd CHAMPION webinar. 

Firstly, project partner Orineo shared their vision of designing products so that after a useful life, they become high-quality raw materials instead of waste.

Secondly, Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA Switzerland, shared his vision on the role of bio-based polymers and products for a circular future. Albin has a long track record in implementing the Cradle-to-Cradle design philosophy in practice. 

Navigating Planetary Boundaries: Challenges in Sustainability Assessment of Novel Biobased Materials 

We investigated this topic at our 6th CHAMPION webinar. 

Firstly, project partner nova-institute's Dr Ángel Puente delved into early stage sustainability assessments and ecological boundaries.

Secondly, Dr James Sherwood (University of York) explained recent advances in environmental sustainability assessment, demonstrating how we can compare different products and determine impact targets.

Green Kid comic

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The Green Kid comic book tells the story of fully sustainable wind turbines that have been developed using the CHAMPION system. These turbines are made entirely from bio-based or recycled materials, use only renewable energy when being produced, incorporate non-toxic components that safely degrade at the end of life and feature adhesives that switch off at the molecular level so the materials can be reused. After a famous criminal sabotages these innovative wind turbines, the Green Kid comes to the rescue and shows that click chemistry used in producing the turbine blades allows for component reuse and a successful operation of the wind turbines.

In addition to the lead story, the comic book also includes explanations of the circular economy, the science behind CHAMPION polymers, a glossary of key terminology and puzzles. The comic book was developed by three CHAMPION partners – WFBR, University of York and SQ Consult – with graphical design, art and production by Teesside University and scientific explanations provided by the University of Lincoln.

Download Green Kid.

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