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Circular by design - Products in the circular economy

Circular by design - Products in the circular economy

Circular by design - Products in the circular economy

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Mieke De Schoenmakere (EEA) , Jeroen Gillabel (VITO)
Publication Date: 
June, 2017
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EU

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Mieke de Schoenmakere

The report explores the circular economy from a product perspective, applying a systemic approach and transition theory. Drivers of product design and usage are discussed in the context of emerging consumption trends and business models. For governance to be effective, it has to address the product life-cycle and the societal context determining it. Indicators and assessment tools are proposed that can help fill the current data and knowledge gaps.