Via the Livable® platform, the designer Sep Verboom brings together partners as diverse as the geography of the territories in which they are located: from the Peruvian Amazon to Indonesia, local governments, commercial companies or NGOs.
Within the ONTketen project (UNchain), a transdisciplinary team – the start-up Cleantech Circular Matters, the design platform Livable and the social economy company Pro Natura – are joining forces to tackle social issues such as scarcity of raw materials, climate change or social inequalities. By combining natural waste streams with a biopolymer to form a circular material, ONTketen stimulates shorter chains and reduces CO2 emissions.
In collaboration with several production partners and designers, the team is looking for ways to convert this material into a product at fair market value. Cross-fertilization is at the heart of all phases of this collective research. With this inclusive process, the ONTketen project wants to initiate a different kind of economy, in which financial, ecological and social goals go hand in hand.