At the core of biomimicry lie the Life’s Principles, a set of universal design guidelines derived from the patterns and strategies found in nature. These principles serve as a framework for sustainable and regenerative solutions, offering insights into how organisms have adapted and flourished over time. By emulating these principles, we can create solutions that are efficient and resilient and in harmony with the natural world.
You may already know the concept of a technical and biological cycle as a framework for the circular economy. For transitioning to a circular economy, the two main cycles are divided into smaller loops which show the processes that enable materials and products to stay in circulation or sagely biodegrade. We will have a closer look at how these cycles work with the help of the famous so-called butterfly diagram.
When thinking about transitioning to a circular economy, a big question in your head might be, how can I implement these principles in practice? When discussing implementing circularity, people often refer to Cradle to Cradle. So what’s it all about?
For limiting climate change and the transformation to a more sustainable future, it is necessary to rethink consumption and production patterns and decouple well-being from environmental degradation. For that purpose, nearly everything needs to be redesigned in a more eco-friendly, life-supporting way. We use Biomimicry and Design thinking for that purpose.
The Velvet worm can eject a fluid hunting slime that forms an entangling net to trap prey. After catching the prey the ejected adhesive is returned to the water and the fibers totally dissolve and newly regenerated fibers can be drawn from the dissolved fiber solution. So it is a liquid water-soluble superglue, isn`t that amazing?