Detox Design Dialogues:

Circularity in Practice!

Photo by Andreas Liehmann at pro qm and video by Antonia Breme

Detox Design Dialogues shares current, non-toxic design perspectives. This section was born out of the idea that a product design brand can be extended into a communicative platform to share and exchange insights with colleagues, customers and a wider public audience.

In 2019, when the idea of durable, yet biodegradable rainwear became tangible, Christian joined Verena’s journey as an external communication consultant. They have encountered innovative minds and future-oriented concepts, but have also been confronted with barriers and misperceptions related to the circular economy. Time to share some inspiration and clarifications!

June 2021

Waste cycles: Why do bioplastics decompose in Amsterdam but not in Berlin?

Let's turn our attention to waste cycles. “Bioplastics are not suitable for industrial waste systems”, claims Berlin’s public waste company BSR. “Bioplastics certified EN13432 decompose in industrial waste systems, but the waste cycle has to be long enough“, says designer Verena and she gives more insights.

May 2021
Bioplastics do not exist? Yes, they do exist and here is why!

“Bioplastics do not work”, has become a popular notion. Designer Verena Michels says: “Let’s refocus the public debate! There are different types of bioplastics. And some are indeed perfectly circular”.