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Focus: Value Retention Processes

Value-Retention Processes (VRPs) namely remanufacturing, (comprehensive) refurbishment, repair and direct reuse and recycling are complementary processes that, if pursued strategically, can enable faster achievement of circular economy. While most actors in the manufacturing supply chain are currently focused on recycling their products, the adoption of VRPs can lead to the retention of substantially greater value …

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Focus: Construction Industry

As stated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, ‘ Economic analysis (and good common sense) suggests that the most profitable value creation mechanism in a circular economy lies in smaller loops, such as maintenance and reuse.’   While many are focusing on recirculating waste materials from construction and demolition, an often overlooked arena for circularity lies in the …

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