Following the initial research into the principles of ecology adopted within the eco-village environment, it was established that a closed loop system that incorporates the reuse and adaptable recycling of biological products created an environment where there is zero waste. In comparison, the linear system of extraction to disposal in place within current consumerist society, the eco-village residents actively seek to find alternative ways in which an item can be used beyond its original purpose. This research has led to an investigation into how these principles, successful within the eco-village, can be incorporated into a urban environment.
By adopting these principles of reuse and recycling, I aim to create an architectural response to the issue of waste and provide a solution to address the current problems associated with high levels of consumption and poor recycling rates.
In particular, I will explore how bulky waste can be reintegrated into society positively and creatively to minimise the potential for fly-tipping and materials entering the waste stream.