Natural bricks that can be used to provide affordable, safe and circular housing solutions
Meet our community of change-makers
These initiatives and start-ups are building a more fair and sustainable society using innovative design. From prototypes to community projects, you’ll find projects in diverse stages of development, drawing from a wide range of strategies — with creativity at their core. Each one joined WDCD’s community through a design Challenge, and it’s WDCD’s role to support them in building their resources, network, skills and knowledge.
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Biodegradable & low-cost period products made from pineapple and corn husk waste
A ‘living lab for sustainability’
Fungal biotech turning agricultural waste into carbon-neutral materials
A range of biomaterials and sustainable products made from pineapple waste
Compostable packaging materials made from beer waste
A hydroponic system growing lush greenery
Making it easier to fix than to toss
Transforming pfas-polluted clay soil into clean bricks
Biomaterials for the fashion industry
Uniting traditional crafts and new technology
A fully biodegradable casket that turns into compost within 45 days