PPRC partners in “Future Island-Island” project
One four new ‘Green Transition Ecosystems’ across the UK, ‘Future Island-Island’ aims to bolster awareness and improve engagement with the public towards an intuitive, eco-friendly waste management culture.
The project will use co-design, applied design, knowledge exchange and worldbuilding using 3D immersive technology, to shape new design-led green economies over a 24-month period focusing on six challenge-based objectives:
- Protect rivers, loughs, and seacoast from plastic littering;
- Rethink product and plastics waste management by upcycling, recycling and reuse;
- Rethink organic waste for textiles and composite fibre applications;
- Redesign more sustainable food, water and landscape solutions;
- Improve municipal waste management systems and performance;
- Protect Northern Ireland’s only offshore inhabited island, Rathlin, from any negative impacts of tourism and sustainably manage island resources, while boosting innovation through a digital design transformation.
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