Ewan is a product/industrial designer exploring material flows and the circular economy. He recently co-founded GoodWaste, graduated from the RCA, and is an IDEO CoLab Fellow 2019.


Ceramics + Glass Dept.

This is an unfinished personal project looking at waste in the Ceramics + Glass department at the Royal College of Art.

The pictures below show my journey through the project so far.

A quick summary of the design process:
  • Interviewed students, technicians, tutors and Head of Programme to understand the programme and where it’s heading
  • Got tours of all the studios and workshops
  • Key insights were on the sustainability of the programme: its energy intensity, resource useage and waste
  • Focus on waste – aim of repurposing waste streams into something new, as an example that would inspire more sustainable practices in the department
  • Chose specific waste streams to focus on 
  • Experiments
  • More to follow...