No Time to Waste

Waste is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. As a society, we have a tremendous opportunity to bring about positive changes for the planet by rethinking how we design, produce, package, consume, reuse and regenerate the things we buy.

In this session, we will talk to Richard van der Laken, creative director of our partner What Design Can Do about the No Waste Challenge to bring the creative power of design to solving problems, like waste.

Join our Ask an Expert Session on Thursday 4 February at 14:00 CET to listen to a lively conversation between Richard and our Programme Manager Climate Action Sahba Cauhan about how a better design can reduce waste for a greener future.

Richard van der Laken is a creative director based in Amsterdam. Together with Pepijn Zurburg he leads What Design Can Do (WDCD). Since forming, they’ve worked with many partners from Rabobank to Artis Zoo, won numerous awards, and feature in the permanent collection of galleries such as the Design Museum London and MoMa New York. At WDCD, they’ve created multiple design challenges, publications, and events hosted across Amsterdam, Brazil and Mexico.

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Season 2 of the IKEA Foundation Podcast contains features past Ask an Expert episodes in podcast format with some extra featured content.

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Listen to George Marshall, the founding director of Climate Outreach, speak with Indra Heerkens, communications lead for our Climate Action Portfolio. George and Indra will talk about why it’s so important to reach everyone with the facts about climate change and how governments can engage and motivate the public.

The conversation will be live on 30 September at 4:00pm CET (11:00am EDT). You can ask George questions in the comments during the session, or watch the recording afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there!