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The best way to grow a society is to work collaboratively. There are many great ways to collaborate and here at UpRising we aim to make it as easy as possible for all design students build connections with businesses and industry who are working in sustainable ways. One of the most amazing emerging industries is the circle economy. Its all about how design can be a system for postive change, one that replaces 'Take, Make, Waste' with ' Recover Make Use Reuse'

1. Collaboration Network - This page is where you can find quick access to the circle community. It's a great opportunity to connect to great companies and organisations doing great things in the circle economy.  See the list and if you find others please feel free to add suggestions. 

2. Collaboration Notice Board - Here is where circle businesses and organisations can post a request for you to collaborate with them on or business problem that they are trying to solve. Turn this into your Major Design Project or bring two companies together from collaboration network that helps tuen your MDP into a system of change.  

Imagine your MDP incorporates a material made from reclaimed plastic car waste, (BoxHead Plastics) that goes into making your product which assists in the Koala habitat restoration program, in conjunction with Fungi Solutions, for example.  See the examples below of successful businesses working within the circle economy and using system thinking to create powerful positive change for so many people and places.



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System thinking businesses. 

Find out more about how companies use the circle economy to help reduce their environmental impacts and make their business grow

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