Designers are being urged to pitch into a national drive to make their products longer-lasting and help bin the throwaway culture.A think-tank will put designers at the heart of the...

Designers are being urged to pitch into a national drive to make their products longer-lasting and help bin the ‘throwaway culture’.

A think-tank will put designers at the heart of the sustainability debate in a unique conference at the Design Council in London in April (11 April, 2006).

Some of the UK’s top design researchers will come together to discuss the future of the profession and whether designers are victims or culprits in the battle to stem the nation’s appetite for short-lived disposable items.

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