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PLATE Conference 2015

PLATE - Product Lifetimes and the Environment

PLATE Conference 2015

Nottingham UK, 17-19 June 2015

Nottingham Trent University was pleased to host the first international conference to examine Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) in the context of sustainability.

This groundbreaking event included keynote presentations, discussion, debate and workshops, an exhibition and a gala dinner, held at the historic venue of St. Mary's Church, in the heart of Nottingham's Lace Market.

Conference aims

We reviewed current research on how and why increased product lifetimes have become an important element in resource efficiency, waste reduction and low carbon strategies for sustainability.

Academic researchers, industry representatives and policy stakeholders shared knowledge and experience on the influence that product longevity has on environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Conference themes

PLATE embraced a multidisciplinary perspective including design, geography, anthropology, business management, economics, marketing and consumer behaviour, sociology and politics. The conference explores the following themes, among others:

  • design approaches to product longevity
  • the role of product longevity in resource efficiency and waste reduction
  • strategies for product lifetime optimisation
  • cultural perspectives on the throwaway society
  • business opportunities, economic implications and marketing strategies
  • consumer influences on product lifetimes
  • policies, regulation and legislation.

Please see our themes and topics tab for more information.

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  • PLATE conference
    Maudslay Building
    Nottingham Trent University
    Burton Street
    NG1 4BU
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