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Anouk Zeeuw Van Der Laan

Head of Circular Economy

Anouk studied Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology and immediately fell for the magnificent world of materials and their versatility. Inspired by the abuse that materials suffer in the linear consumption system, she undertook material-driven design and research projects on waste and ephemeral materials.

Anouk pursued a career in the fast-moving consumer goods sector to better understand the impact that industry has on the linear flows of unrecoverable packaging and disposables. She went on to further her studies with her doctoral research at the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London, funded by the EPSRC and Procter & Gamble. Her research used systems thinking to identify and study the root causes that prevent resources flowing in closed loop systems. The results of her thesis include a method to model systems solutions and a digital tool that enables multidisciplinary stakeholders to apply the method and support the design of products and systems for the Circular Economy.

In her role at Common Seas, Anouk will lead on the Circular Economy and provide technical knowledge and practical support throughout our programmes.

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