Live interview with Håkan Nordin on rethinking the use of plastic in design

by Oct 19, 2020Interview0 comments

Live interview with Håkan Nordin on rethinking the use of plastic in design

Siufan Adey 
Bolon’s head of sustainability Håkan Nordin will discuss eco-friendly alternatives to plastic in this live conversation produced by Dezeen for the Swedish flooring brand. Watch here from 9:30am UK time.

Nordin, who is also a founding member of Greenpeace Sweden, will speak to Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about Bolon’s stance on plastic and it’s vision for a more sustainable future.

Founded in 1949 by textile designer Nils-Erik Eklund, Bolon is best known for its flooring products made of vinyl, which is categorised as a plastic.

Portrait of Hakan Nordin
The live interview will feature Håkan Nordin, Head of Sustainability at Bolon

Nordin’s career within the field of climate action spans more than 30 years.

In 1982, after graduating from Umeå University with a bachelor’s degree in Organic Chemistry, Håkan helped to establish the Swedish arm of non-governmental environmental organisation Greenpeace.

In 1990, he founded Miljökompassen – one of the first environmental consultant companies in Sweden.

Håkan has also served in various roles and committees for the Swedish government and advised brands such as H&M and IKEA on how to improve their sustainability strategies.

The discussion, which will be produced by Dezeen for Bolon, forms part of Rethinking Plastic – a two-year programme of talks, workshops, exhibitions and excursions running from September 2020 until December 2022, which aims to readdress our relationship with plastic.

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