Circular Design Lab

Circular Economy & Zero Waste

Chris formerly worked for Albertsons and SuperValu, a nation-wide network of grocery chains, where he designed and implemented zero-waste programs which successfully diverted or avoided over 90% of the waste from over 200 grocery stores and 15 distribution centers. That zero-waste work created millions of dollars in benefits in reduced waste-hauling costs and increased recycling revenues for the firm’s bottom-line.

He’s now co-leading the Circular Design Lab, an effort that’s creating a framework for sustainable design. It’s a citizen-driven project focused on prototyping and delivering solutions to humanity’s big challenges.

The CDL team is starting off with Bangkok’s Waste Management System. If that’s of interest, you can follow our exploits on Facebook.


The first series of CDL worskshops was supported by a grant from The RSA. Chris is writing for The RSA blog to detail the journey.