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Circular Economy

Why is it so difficult to become truly circular?
Circularity is everywhere. A growing number of companies is integrating circular thinking in their policies and products. However, becoming truly circular is challenging. Especially when it comes to integrating higher-level circularity strategies such as refuse, rethink and reduce.
Why circular economy business models need LCA (part 1)
The circular economy (CE) is an inspirational strategy for creating value for the economy, society and business while minimising resource use and environmental impacts trough reducing, re-using and recycling. In contrast, life cycle assessment (LCA) is a robust and science-based tool to measure the environmental impacts of products, services and business models. Combine both the robustness of the LCA methodology and the inspirational principles of CE and you have a holistic approach for innovation. In this part of the 2-fold blog: why would you combine LCA and CE?
Unlocking the value of food waste streams
With the goal of maximising value of food waste streams, PRé and the Wageningen University assessed the environmental impacts of three different production methods of dietary fibres and beta-carotene. Would the assessment uncover the business case for using residual carrots from vegetable food waste streams?
5 Roads To A Circular Economy - Part V: Circular Supplies
In a circular economy, the intention is to produce no waste or pollution. Instead, products, parts and materials are used, cared for, repaired, reused and recycled as much as possible. This requires new and innovative business models. In our circular economy miniseries, we’ll address five ways to apply the circular economy in your business and how LCA can contribute. Today: circular supplies.
5 Roads To A Circular Economy - Part IV: Sharing
In a circular economy, the intention is to produce no waste or pollution. Instead, products, parts and materials are used, cared for, repaired, reused and recycled as much as possible. This requires new and innovative approaches to business, and assessment methods such as LCA to measure the effect. In our circular economy miniseries, we’ll address five ways to apply the circular economy in your business. Today: sharing in the circular economy.
5 Roads To A Circular Economy - Part III: Reusing Waste
In a circular economy, the intention is to produce no waste or pollution. Instead, products, parts and materials are used, cared for, repaired, reused and recycled as much as possible. This requires new and innovative approaches to business, and assessment methods such as LCA to measure the effect. In our circular economy miniseries, we’ll address five ways to apply the circular economy in your business. Today: reusing waste.
5 Roads to Circular Economy Part II: Product as a Service
In a circular economy, the intention is to produce no waste or pollution. Instead, products, parts and materials are used, cared for, repaired, reused and recycled as much as possible. This requires new and innovative approaches to business, and assessment methods such as LCA to measure the effect. In our circular economy miniseries, we’ll address five ways to apply the circular economy and lca in your business. Today: product as a service.
5 Roads to Circular Economy - Part I: Product Life Extension
In a circular economy, the intention is to produce no waste or pollution. Instead, products, parts and materials are used, cared for, repaired, reused and recycled as much as possible. This requires new and innovative business models. In our circular economy miniseries, we’ll address five ways to apply the circular economy and lca in your business. Today: product life extension.
Why the Succes of Circular Economy is Owned by Chemicals
Chemical substances are everywhere around us and essential components of our human bodies. Yet, in order to protect biodiversity as well as human health, it is important that we use them in a safe manner. And that might have a circular form…
Using LCA To Support The Circular Economy
Here at PRé, we’ve had an ongoing discussion about implementing a circular economy approach to product sustainability. We’ve explored the benefits and challenges of blending LCA and circular economy, and we’ve looked broadly at how the two can be complementary.
Complementing The Circular Economy With LCA
The circular economy has gotten a level of attention that we shouldn’t waste. It has rapidly been positioned as an important vision that mobilises business strategies and governmental plans, clarifies the big picture and shows the connections, flows and feedbacks between systems.
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