The Recycling Design Prize 2010 has just been announced, already the 4th edition of an unusual award which is all about turning ugly waste into beautiful products. This so called "open competition" is open to all creative minded people who don't mind getting their hands dirty.
The jury favors entries with opportunities for (small) series production in order to create not only stuff but also stimulating people's employment. You can see design works of earlier competitions in 2007, 2008 and 2009 - this competition seems to get more exiting every year!
Find all information about the Recycling Design Prize here and write in your agenda: "Closing date for registrations!" on August 31, 2010.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.