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The case of British WWII Utility Furniture scheme is one where consumer products were designed and developed as a response to severe material shortages. This action is set in the context of wartime conditions where the products were designed, manufactured, used and often reused over a long lifetime, under very stringent governmental control.
The control came from the government ministries but was designed and manufactured by the private sector. The furniture scheme was brought in to allow workers to have a furnished home to live in, eat and rest to allow them to work to help win the war.
Drawing on policy lessons from the wartime cases this paper makes a comparison of the WWII British approach with a European 21st century action plan for the circular economy, which raises important questions for policy development.
|Title of host publication||Plate Product Lifetimes And The Environment 2017|
|Subtitle of host publication||Conference Proceedings|
|Editors||C. Bakker, R. Mugge|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||PLATE 2017: Product Lifetimes and the Environment - Delft, Netherlands|
Duration: 8 Nov 2017 → 10 Nov 2017
|Name||Research in Design Series|
|Period||8/11/17 → 10/11/17|
- Circular economy
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Klein, T., Geldermans, R. J., Ioannou, O., Wandl, A., Dubbeling, D. J., Mansveld, N., Asselbergs, M. F., Azcarate Aguerre, J. F., van Bennekom, H. A., Van den Berghe, K. B. J., Boerstra, A. C., van Bortel, G. A., Bucci Ancapi, F. E., van Bueren, E. M., Cavallo, R., Çetin, S., Dabrowski, M. M., Ersoy, A., Gruis, V. H., Heesbeen, C., Jansen, B., Konstantinou, T., Leclercq, E. M., Luscuere, P. G., van Marrewijk, A. H., Medici, P., Meijer, A., Overschie, M. G. F., Peck, D. P., Sabbe, A. L. P., Smit, M. J., van Stijn, A., Straub, A., van Timmeren, A., Tsui, T. P. Y. & Wamelink, J. W. F.
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