Product lifetimes are increasingly prominent in discussions concerning sustainability, particularly in the context of the circular economy, resource efficiency, waste reduction and climate change. A growing number of academic researchers, businesses, think tanks, government bodies and policy stakeholders are interested in understanding the effect that product longevity has on environmental, economic and social sustainability.
The 1st Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) conference was held in 2015, at Nottingham Trent University in the UK, to share and develop expertise in this field of knowledge. A 2nd conference was held in 2017 at the University of Delft in the Netherlands.
Participants at PLATE conferences come from a wide range of disciplines, including design, geography, anthropology, business management, economics, marketing, sociology and politics.
The Plate 2019 Conference will be held at the Dahlem Cube Seminaris Hotel, close to the heart of the city. The conference center in the shape of a glass cube is a masterpiece of modern architecture by Helmut Jahn, Chicago. It is situated in the southwest of Berlin, in the district of Dahlem.
Meet Alexandra Knauer und Anke Boerdgen in Berlin.
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