Yvonne Qian

Sustainability Solutions Marketing Manager, Covestro

Yvonne Qian

Yvonne Qian is the marketing manager of sustainability solutions of Engineering Plastics at Covestro. She’s passionate about driving the circular transformation through more sustainable material solutions. She's also a strong advocate of design for circularity, promoting circular design strategies that keep products and materials in use for as long as possible and facilitate recycling.

Design For Circularity

Main Stage

Wed - Sept 22

Track 3

11:00 pm EDT

All endings are also beginnings. This is especially true in a world where the need to transition towards a circular economy is redefining waste as a valuable resource. Design is a critical enabler to open the door to circularity, by designing out waste and keeping products and materials in use for as long as possible. This presentation will introduce five Circular Design Strategies, along with specific examples, to help designers and developers integrate end-of-life disposal and circularity into the design of new products and rethink business models, including circular supply chains, a take-back system and offering product as a service.