Sustainability in 7: Andrew Dent on Materials
The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today’s leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.
In today’s episode of The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7, Andrew Dent of global materials library and consultancy, Material Connexion reminds us that honesty is the best policy, shares the truth about biopolymers and asks, “WWND?”
About Andrew Dent
Andrew Dent PhD is the Vice President, Library & Materials Research, of Material Connexion, the leading global platform for material solutions and innovations. Dent guides the implementation of research in consultancy projects for Material Connexion’s clients, and directs research into innovative products and processes. Previously, he held a number of research positions at Rolls Royce PLC, Cambridge University, and SUNY Stony Brook.
The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.