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The circularity calculator, a tool for circular product development with circularity and potential value capture indicators

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dc.contributor.author de Pauw, Ingrid
dc.contributor.author van der Grinten, Bram
dc.contributor.author Flipsen, Bas
dc.contributor.author Alvarez-Mendez, Lia
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-16T11:11:33Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-16T11:11:33Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10207
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Most products require a redesign to be viable in a circular economy. For instance, by implementing design for disassembly, remanufacturing, recyclability, and using long-lived components. Typically, different solutions can be chosen to improve a products' circularity, and different strategies can be aimed at keeping the product, its components, and materials in the loop. When developing products for a circular economy, designers and manufacturers want to assess their solutions and choose between alternatives early in the design process. This paper describes the Circularity Calculator, a tool that has been developed to help designers assess the potential resource circularity and value capture of products in the first design stages. The tool provides quantitative indicators that help determine whether and which circular strategies are potentially viable for the company. This paper discusses the methodology behind the Circularity Calculator, which uses four KPIs that have been developed for assessment; a Circularity indicator, Value Capture indicator, Recycled Content indicator and a Reuse Index. We will explain how the dashboard interface is used to model a linear and circular product system which can be compared on its economic potential. The tool is illustrated with an example concerning the analysis of a household blender. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 4th PLATE 2021 Virtual Conference, 26-28 May 2021;
dc.subject circular product design en_US
dc.subject assessment en_US
dc.subject circular economy en_US
dc.subject circularity indicators en_US
dc.subject early design stage en_US
dc.title The circularity calculator, a tool for circular product development with circularity and potential value capture indicators en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.31880/10344/10207
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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