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Focus on the product or process itself – Circular product or process design

These companies put their main focus on improving the circularity of their products and/or production processes by directly addressing the sustainable materials management strategies. This archetype is mainly interesting for companies for which switching to a service model, or collaborating with their value network  is less feasible or attractive.

Combined strategies

Circular Value Creation Strategies

  • Material Recycling
    Material Recycling

    The valorization of industrial production residues or materials from end of life products into the same or other production chains

  • Optimal product use
    Optimal product use

    Decreasing the amount of products needed for delivering a given amount of value. This can be realized in several ways, e.g. by shared use, by extension of the product’s lifetime,...  

  • Resource efficiency
    Resource efficiency

    Decreasing the amount of material used for a given product.

  • Substitution

    Replace scarce / toxic / high impact material with more sustainable alternative.

Value Proposition Strategies

  • On demand
    On demand

    Production on demand, eliminating unused stocks.

  • Cost reduction
    Cost reduction

    Providing the customer with a cost reduction compared with BAU (e.g. shared use, avoiding waste handling fees, reducing resource consumption,…).

Value network strategies