Specifying recycled: understanding UK architects' and designers' practices and experience

Chick, Anne and Micklethwaite, Paul (2004) Specifying recycled: understanding UK architects' and designers' practices and experience. Design Studies, 25(3), pp. 251-273. ISSN (print) 0142-694X

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This paper presents some of the findings of a funded research project entitled Recycling By Design (Phase 1). The importance of developing new markets for recyclate in the UK is first established. Selected research findings are then presented from a questionnaire survey response obtained from 539 architects and 142 designers, and follow-up interviews conducted with 20 of those respondents. These findings identified that UK architects and designers do not currently specify recycled products or materials, and that there are a range of obstacles to their doing so. A concluding discussion briefly examines the UK Government's current position on addressing such obstacles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: recycling, architectural design, design practice, eco design, environmental impact, materials specification
Research Area: Art and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (until 2017) > Sustainable Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Linda Downes
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2011 14:54
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2003.10.009
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/1070

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