Reusing is a second element of the inner circle of the circular economy butterfly diagram. In a Linear Economy most of the energy used goes into extracting and processing natural resource and not in the actual manufacturing of products. By reusing products we replace energy consumption with labour resulting in energy savings and job creation.
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Reusing a product or material in its current state, shape and form by another consumer a discarded product which is still in good condition and fulfills its original function.
CIRCULAR REuse prevents products or materials from becoming waste by extending the product life through multiple users or purposes. It relies on social networks and social sharing platforms to facilitate exchanges and inspire multi uses.
|Worn Wear by Patagonia||Waste as a resource: Products that are unused, old or exhausted of use by its previous owner are to be reused.|
Business models: Peer-to-peer exchanges, resale.
Circular Design: Reusability, Durability, Repairability, Cleaning, Sharing
|Technical: Reuse, Distribute|
Circular Economy Systems Diagram
In a circular economy both natural (biological) and man-made (technical) materials circulate in production cycles. Refer to Circular Economy for a more detailed description.