Launch of PLATE

Nottingham Trent University was pleased to host the first international conference to examine Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) in the context of sustainability.

This groundbreaking event included keynote presentations, discussion, debate and workshops, an exhibition and a gala dinner held at the historic venue of St. Mary’s Church, in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market.

We reviewed current research on how and why increased product lifetimes have become an important element in resource efficiency, waste reduction and low carbon strategies for sustainability.

Academic researchers, industry representatives and policy stakeholders shared knowledge and experience on the influence that product longevity has on environmental, economic and social sustainability.

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