CLOSED LOOP OPERATIONS

2022 ANNUAL REPORT

In the future, everything in the waste-stream will be recycled and converted into useable raw materials

Project Type:

Design research

Systems design

Future-casting

Video

Collaborators:

Weston Rivell

Bart Haney

Ted Scoufis

Context:

MFA Products of Design

School of Visual Arts

Guidance from Richard Tyson

& James Wynn

Fall 2018

Closed Loop Operations closes the circular economy by converting near 100% of waste into raw materials

In the future, we will reach a horizon where recycling efficiency reaches near 100%

When this point is reached the circular economy can close

The next steps will be to direct waste streams into reprocessing facilities

Clo.Op's three steps:

  1. Collect raw materials

  2. Recycle waste​ into raw materials

  3. Sell or lease raw materials to manufacturers

Aluminum is found in higher concentrations in landfills than in the earth where it is found

Clo.Op announced Cloop in its annual report. Cloop is a public education campaign and an integrated waste management system that is built into buildings such as apartment buildings, hospitals and office buildings. These systems direct the waste streams of large buildings into Clo. Ops.’s reprocessing hubs.