The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD), based at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Business School, has partnered with Orienting to research methods to improve sustainable product lifecycle through three pillars: economic, environmental and social.
The name of the report will be entitled ‘Critical Evaluation of Material Criticality and Product-Related Circularity Approaches’. The aim of the research project is to gain a better understanding of the challenges that are being faced by various industries when attempting to evaluate the circularity of products.
Professor Martin Charter, director of the CfSD, said in a statement: “The existing indicators and metrics for product circularity focus primarily on measuring the content of recycled material.
“But this neglects the use phase that includes considerations such as maintenance, reuse, repair and remanufacturing which are fundamental to designing for the circular economy.”
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