King County Circular Economy
Upcycle Bazaar Event – CHOMP! 2017 – 2019
King County and Artist Home (Doe Bay Festival, Timber, Folk Life) asked us to create an “Upcycle Bazaar” program for their 1 day, sustainable living and music festival called, CHOMP!
What exactly is “upcycling”? We realized upcycling was unclear in most of our research.
Most people were unclear on what upcycling was. Our solution found us: The Circular Economy.
Introduce examples of circular economies in King County in a fun and interactive way through activities and products for purchase.
Finding Common Language
Butterfly diagram: The closer the loop to the user, the less energy it requires. Adopted from the Ellen MacArthur foundation ~ Green – indicates companies in King County using biological upcycling. ~ Blue – indicates technical, non-biodegradable upcycling. ~
Focus – Food & Textiles
The circular economy is a large, complex system that requires the ability to understand complex networks and design within closing loops. To keep things simpler, we’re building upon this open source map from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and focusing our efforts on Food & Textiles and how design fits in. Come visit us at the Upcycle Bazaar to learn more. chomplocal.org/upcycle-bazaar ~
Participants at the yearly Upcycle Bazaar at CHOMP! chomplocal.org/upcycle-bazaar