Solutions sparked by nature

What does velcro and the Namib desert beetle have in common? They’re both champions in the field of biomimicry. And what does biomimicry have to do with zero waste? Everything!


Listen to our guest Rebecca Carlson of the Biomimicry Institute, give a crash course on innovation and design inspired by nature, taxonomy, and how we could rethink CO2. Perhaps the latter it’s no longer our enemy - but a valuable resource!?


On the show, we’re often talking about designing out waste - but with biomimicry, we’re taking things even further. In nature, waste doesn’t exist, only closed loops, and that’s what designers, engineers, and others are trying to mimic and put to good use.


Tune in and learn more: Biomimicry - solutions sparked by nature.



Sources

The Biomimicry Institute, https://biomimicry.org/

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, https://challenge.biomimicry.org/en/challenge/global-design-challenge-2020

The Biomimicry Toolbox: toolbox.biomimicry.org/

The Taxonomy: https://asknature.org/resource/biomimicry-taxonomy/

AskNature: asknature.org

30 Days of Reconnection: https://biomimicry.org/30days/ The Namib Desert Bettle (Stenocara gracilipes), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stenocara_gracilipes

Zero Waste challenge (teaser) on Deedster, https://open.deedster.com/journey/anktNTg3MTE0NDYxMzcwNzc3Ng

Plastic Free July, https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/

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Let’s co-create!

Love Zero Waste is a collaboration between Circulous and The Good Tribe. We’re always open to ideas and collaborations.


Credits

Idea, production and editing: The Good Tribe and Circulous

Hosts: Evelina Lundqvist and Malin Leth

Jingle: Merlinn Sound

Initiators the Love Zero Waste community: Evelina Lundqvist and Alexandra Poetz

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By Circulous, 2020,

Sweden.

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