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Special event area "Circular Thinking" at interzum 2017



Today, issues such as upcycling are gaining more significance. The potential offered by the reuse of recyclable materials will be shown at interzum 2017. In the "Circular Thinking" special event area, designers' and manufacturers' innovative products will be showcased at interzum 2017.

 - interzum 2017 will take place on 16-19 May in Cologne.
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interzum 2017 will take place on 16-19 May in Cologne.

Make new from old - in upcycling, materials initially discarded during the sorting and recycling process become the starting point for high-quality design. Furniture made out of waste paper, used jeans or skateboards make good use of seemingly unusable materials that would otherwise go to landfill. Waste becomes reusable materials with their very specific qualities for innovative design. Ideally, at the end of a product's lifecycle, high-quality materials remain for the manufacture of new products. Resources remain in the cycle, and waste is avoided.

At the Innovation of Interior special event area in Hall 4.2, the exhibition "Circular Thinking" will be presenting new ideas for sustainable materials cycles. Special attention will be paid to current upcycling models, as well as the recycling of energy. Alongside materials, furniture and functional objects, innovative products, such as a small hydroelectric power plant for mobile electricity supply, will also be on display. Rounding off the event will be the congress "Circular Thinking - from Upcycling to Biofabrication", which will take place at interzum on 18 May and which will offer trade fair visitors the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the subject with the help of practical examples from Dr. Sascha Peters and other industry experts.