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Material Innovations for the Neo-Ecology

Interzum 2023 · Stage · KölnMesse

9 May 2023, 13:30–14:00

“Neo-ecology” is considered the most important megatrend of the next decade. It describes a societal change in values towards a circular consumption logic in harmony with the mechanisms of nature.

Circular materials form the basis of neo-ecology

The focus is on the health of consumers and environmental awareness as drivers of a social movement that will have a profound impact on the offers and production mechanisms of the furniture and interiors industry.

The traceability of the materials used in the cycle and the reduction of CO2 emissions in production, in sales and during use are at the center of a post-industrial consumption logic, which will result in a large number of new material innovations and the development of circular business models.

Above all, secondary materials that have so far been little used, such as citrus fruit peel or hemp residues are gaining in importance, which enable astonishing material-based product innovations.

In the lecture, Hon.-Prof. Dr. Sascha Peters will present some of the most exciting material innovations of the “neo-ecology” and present the content of the special area “Sustainability Matters“.

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image: wood alternative from kombucha (credit: Gabe Tavas, USA)