Leyla Acaroglu: Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore
Leyla Acaroglu - Sustainability strategist
Leyla Acaroglu uses innovative design and systems thinking to create positive change. Full bio
of environmental impacts.
at the back of your head,
on any scientific framework.
which is essentially the entire economy,
you are in the pecking order,
some of these problems that we face.
life cycle thinking comes in.
technical part of those systems
we produce, end up in landfill.
is they turn around and they say,
food waste is a problem.
systems going on here.
would happen naturally.
start going through your refrigerator
like the lettuce from the system,
I just explained at the end of life,
serious environmental problems.
how we designed things.
this country, really, do you?
make it technically efficient?"
a problem with this product.
going on with these little guys,
don't even notice they're there.
He's named Simon.
electricity company in the U.K.
solve these system failures,
thought about the problem
kettles available on the market,
were thrown out in the U.S. last year;
population of 22 million -- don't laugh --
the problems around this,
is happening all over the world.
sustainably within this world.
are in the room right now,
we call closed-loop systems,
with these simple products,
from a life cycle perspective,
done with a kilo of each material.
always ask me for the eco-materials.
that you should completely avoid.
we design and produce in the economy
through to the end of life,
really innovative solutions.
who I work with, a senior designer.
sustainability? I know you know this."
a sustainability project to a client,
pioneers have arrows in their backs.'"
because we need to solve these problems.
About the speaker:Leyla Acaroglu - Sustainability strategist
Leyla Acaroglu uses innovative design and systems thinking to create positive change.
Why you should listen
Leyla Acaroglu breaks through our deeply entrenched environmental folklore in order to reveal the true impact of the products and materials we use every day. A designer and consultant, Acaroglu encourages both companies and individuals to look at the full life cycle of the things they create and use in order to understand their net effect on the environment. At Eco Innovators, an ecologically-minded Australian design studio, Acaroglu’s team makes award-winning designs and projects that tap into a sense of play in order to educate. From animations explaining the lifecycle of a cell phone to bookshelves made from construction scrap wood to workshops that help rebuild and repurpose broken everyday items, the goal is building savvy, science-based sustainability practices.
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