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Apr 22, 2022

Episode 7

Circularity and the Future of Sustainability


According to the EPA, furniture waste generated by Americans in 2017 totaled a staggering 12.2 million tons, and 80.2% of it went to landfills. Globally, an estimated 92 million tons of textile waste is created each year. That’s over 100 tons per year of waste simply from furniture and textiles alone!

Joining this episode of the DesignWell podcast, Laurence Carr, designer and CEO of Laurence Carr Inc., talks on circularity within the design industry, why traditionally-viewed sustainability practices alone won’t be able to address the current waste problem throughout the world, and how designers and manufacturers can begin to contribute to the circular economy through their own practices.