Designing for the circular economy
2018 Martin Charter (Editor)
The circular economy describes a world in which reuse through repair, reconditioning and refurbishment is the prevailing social and economic model. Designing for the Circular Economy highlights and explores ‘state of the art’ research and industrial practice, highlighting CE as a source of: new business opportunities; radical business change; disruptive innovation; social change; and new consumer attitudes. The book provides a comprehensive overview of issues related to product circularity from policy through to design and development. An important feature of the book is the case studies section that covers a diverse range of topics related to CE, business models and design and development in sectors ranging from construction to retail, clothing, technology and manufacturing. This book will appeal to both academia and business with an interest in CE issues related to products, innovation and new business models.