Module 4: Sustainable Product Design and Circular Economy

February 25, 2021 (FRI). 9:00am - 5:00pm (GMT+8)

Session One:

Concepts related to sustainable product design

Session Two:

Circular concepts and frameworks

Session Three:

Southeast Asia based scenarios and case studies

Session Four:

Developing systems and concepts that can be applied to business

Session Five:

Mapping challenges with circular solution, and conceptualizing ideas and opportunities within organizations
Chris' session will teach sustainable product design and the circular economy, and it will give participants the opportunity to engage with those ideas in discussions, exercises, and a case study based in Southeast Asia. Participants will leave with an understanding of relevant concepts and how they might apply to their business in general, and they'll also spend some time thinking about related challenges or opportunities within their organizations.

Chris Oestereich is a circular economy advocate, a publisher, and a university lecturer. He supports organizations in their shift to the circular economy through his firm, Linear to Circular (L2C). L2C is also developing products like handbags and eyeglass frames made from waste plastics via Morph Bags. Chris is a lecturer at the School of Global Studies at Thammasat University where he teaches courses related to sustainability and social innovation, and he is the publisher of the Wicked Problems Collaborative, an independent press that focuses on humanity’s biggest challenges.