Product design has significant effect on the environmental impact during manufacturing, use, and disposal of products. Design for a circular economy aims for extending the performance and value of products and materials through prolonged use, reuse, repair, refurbishment, and recycling. Often this implies designing products for multiple life cycles. Interesting new business proposition can be generated by coupling this to the development of circular business models that enable value retention.
- The systems-perspective needed for the transition to a circular economy
- How design can contribute to a circular & sustainable economy
- How new technologies might enable circular propositions