Project Recover and Unbuild
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“Project Recover & UnBuild investigated the feasibility of Kyocera using their machines to drive a new industry programme inspired by the Japanese system for the recovery, disassembly and reprocessing of materials used in electrical goods. The project, led by design company We All Design in collaboration with environmental consultancy TicketyBoo, received funding from the Technology Strategy Board through their “New Designs for a Circular Economy” competition.
We All Design Director Rob Maslin explained the future ambitions for the project: “Kyocera have been brilliant to work with and the work we have done is already making an impact to their current practices, which is really great.”
“Instead of creating a new programme, the work we are now developing together is looking to build on what the UK has to offer. Kyocera are showing leadership by facilitating models for collaborating and better communication with their stakeholders to create a value chain that will be worth more than the sum of it parts. The plans continue to be developing solutions that don’t just affect Kyocera, but actually lead to a positive impact across other sectors as well.”
The project benefitted from the support of the ES KTN during the funding application process, and then during the workshop itself.