The Circular Economy Glossary of Terms

Version 10 – The Circular Economy Glossary of Terms is a work in progress. Although there are hundreds of terms and definitions already contained in the book, there are still many more to be added. The Circular Economy Glossary of Terms is free to download and if you have any suggestions, feedback or would like to make a contribution, do not hesitate to get in contact with us via the Contact Us form.

Sunday, 07 April 2024 – Honing in on Ikea’s business model does not answer the question regarding the application of circular design principles to mass-produced furniture. In fact, are we asking the wrong question? We have been led to believe that decisions made at the design stage influence 80% of a product’s environmental impact. Although that may be true, the fact is that the manufacturing process constrains most designers. By designing for manufacturing, furniture designers can ensure that their creations are not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional, durable, sustainable and cost-effective to produce.

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Skills Training for the Circular Economy

The Circular Rs & Resource Management

Check out our latest infographic – how our natural resources are the source of everything we buy and use.

Learn about the Circular Rs – download the infographic or visit the Circular Rs page.   

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Circular Resources

The development of a secondary raw materials industry. Discover more…

Circular Skills

Circular skills will equip you to lead the change we need. Learn more…

Circular Supply Chains

Supply chains are the arteries of the Circular Rs.

Skills for the Future

We offer a range of skills training courses to equip people to be part of a circular and sustainable world.

We Are Full of Ideas

Confused about the circular economy? It’s simple. It’s about resource efficiency and resource management because we live in a finite world. 

It starts with how we take or extract the natural resources, then design, manufacture and dispose of the products we buy and the services we use. We have the technology, the knowledge and capability to recover the resources we consume. Once recovered several options are available – any one of the Circular Rs or reprocessing. This is beyond recycling! This is the circular economy.

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