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"The current economic and environmental challenges ofTake,Make,Disposemanufacturing are becoming apparent.
"Increasing supply risk and rising costs of materials is putting pressure on businesses to change. We need to shift towards more circular systems, and good design thinking is pivitol [sic. 'pivotal'] to this transition.
"The Great Recovery is building new networks to explore the issues, investigate innovation gaps, and incubate new partnerships."
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"The Great Recovery Report: Investigating the role of design in the circular economy"
"The Great Recovery project, launched in September 2012 by the Action and Research Centre at the RSA, aims to build a cross-disciplinary design community that is equipped to support the development of an economy based on resource-efficient principles.
"This report covers the first six months of the Great Recovery project, including the circular network, workshops, and teardown observations.
"Through this we have gained a better understanding of what action and research is required to transform the way society manages resources. This report outlines a series of key recommendations, based on the findings of the first phase of The Great Recovery programme."