Turning Waste into a Resource - The Waste Refinery - Design Singapore – Indosole Singapore

Turning Waste into a Resource - The Waste Refinery - Design Singapore Exhibition

It’s something that most of us never give a second thought to. Yet it’s the one thing that might just engulf our lives in the future.

It’s about time we do something about waste.

From next-generation building materials to extended-wear clothing, from statement homeware to sculptural critiques of the modern lifestyle — come open your mind to the possibilities of waste as an abundant resource.

It’s everywhere we look. It’s the result of the way we consume. It’s inherent in everything we produce.

And what a waste we are grappling with now. More than 2 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste is generated every year, and that is just everyday trash.

Add industrial and agricultural waste, and the figure becomes truly unimaginable.

Without urgent action, global waste is set to increase by 70% over the next 30 years.

But what if waste could be reframed, thought of as an abundant resource rather than an unwanted material?

What if we design with waste as the starting point, and as an end in itself?

What if waste could be made useful and beautiful, re-birthed and given worth? The time has come to never let waste go to waste again.

Indosole is proud to be chosen to highlight just how waste can be used and re-used as a new resource. #TheWasteRefinery

Presented by the DesignSingapore Council and the National Design Centre.
Curated and produced by Kinetic Singapore.

WHEN: On from 06 Nov 2021 - 16 Jan 2022. Daily from 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

COST: Free!

WHERE: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Atrium, Level 1