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Sustainable design

Recyclability in the circular economy

Recyclability is a major part of the equation in the circular economy, but that doesn't mean compromising the product.

Recyclability needs to be considered in the design phase and then evaluated in parallel with cost and performance.

You need to measure the overall impact of a product during its entire lifecycle. Like this: Lightweight composite material might make a car more fuel efficient, but it is less recyclable, so that calculation needs to be made.

Investigating the best ways on how to use own resources is another area you should prioritize. Collaboration could be an answer. By that, I mean looking at how any by-products might be utilized by other industries.

The concept of a circular economy only works when all the players are engaged. Motivation will drive it forward.

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