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Circular Economy – The transformation from linear to circular value creation
The aim of the circular economy is to use fewer resources by efficient processes, waste prevention, re-use, repair, remanufacture and recycling. It focuses primarily on material cycles and relies on energy from renewable sources.
Design for durability ensures that technical products last as long as required, are easily maintained and have high second-hand value. Design for disassembly means that the products and their components can be repaired, remanufactured and recovered as raw material for another manufacturing process.