Center For Regenerative Design And Collaboration Crdc
The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) is a global entity with headquarters in Ireland. The company was founded in Costa Rica by Donald Thomson, who was inspired to innovate a permanent solution to the plastic crisis while leading a volunteer beach clean-up program. With humble beginnings in 2010, CRDC is presently recognized internationally for its contributions toward sustainable product design.
CRDC is comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of world-class associates. The team’s diversity of expertise includes packaging and food/beverage executives, environmental scientists, concrete and construction engineers, as well as innovative award-winning designers. The integration of their knowledge and experience supports CRDC’s mission to rid the world of mismanaged plastic and create regenerative products that appreciate in value.
Black Umbrellas and CRDC are currently collaborating on an initiative to establish Resin-8 plants in South Africa to enable a circular economy solution for South Africa’s plastic waste.