Plastics Design – The Unlikely Pioneer of Sustainable Product Relationships (Paper - Nick Gant, 2005)
Nick made a paper presentation to The International Plastics Design Conference in Berlin Oct 2005 (Rapra). The paper explores scenarios of Plastics Design that have implications for sustainable design methodologies and the development of new product paradigms. The paper explored how polymer developments are enabling complex and nuanced approaches to sustainability in design that contradict modern perceptions of plastics as 'perpetrator'. The conference was attended by representatives of large petrochemical industry businesses and manufacturers of globally distributed branded electrical and consumer products such as Gillette and Woolmart.