From resource circularity policies to the zero-waste strategy

  • Adolfo F. L. Baratta Roma Tre University (Italy)
Keywords: circular model, reuse, design for longevity, design for deconstruction, zero-waste strategy

Abstract

Over the last twenty years, waste management policies were aimed to mitigate environmental impacts; but in most cases the results of these policies had been the downcycling. The upcycling and the transition to circularity are good solutions to remedy the impacts of linear patterns of production and consumption. However, the only way to reduce environmental pressure is not through recycling but through reusing and avoiding waste production. In this direction, designers could play a significant role thanks to strategies such as those of Design for Longevity and Design for Deconstruction. Even if there are still few decision-making tools to support an effective evaluation of waste in the design phase, the above-mentioned strategies could lead designers towards a Zero Waste Strategy.

Author Biography

Adolfo F. L. Baratta, Roma Tre University (Italy)

Architect and PhD, is an Associate Professor in Architectural Technology at the Department of Architecture. Professor at the University of Florence and ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, he was Visiting Professor at Universidad de Boyacà in Sogamoso (Colombia) and the HTWG of Konstanz (Germany). He deals with visible and invisible technologies and is the author of more than 200 publications. Since 2020 he has been an Expert in the Technical Mission Structure of the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility.
E-mail: adolfo.baratta@uniroma3.it

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Published
2021-06-22
How to Cite
Baratta, A. F. L. (2021) “From resource circularity policies to the zero-waste strategy”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 9(online), pp. 32-41. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/932021.
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