Creating an economy in which today’s products are tomorrow’s resources
Our global society is not sustainable. We are facing grand challenges: waste, climate change, resource scarcity, loss of biodiversity. At the same time we want to sustain our standard of living and offer opportunities for a growing world population. Circular economy provides solutions. Circular product design explores and develops design methods and strategies for product lifetime extension, reuse, remanufacturing and recycling, as well as the business models that enable these strategies. The circular economy helps businesses to create value and contributes to a sustainable society.
People involved: Conny Bakker and Ruud Balkenende (Faculty of IDE)