Quality Standards for Circular Design – Criteria for Sustainable Development
The transition to a circular economy is a system change, which calls for a rethinking of linear processes in favor of recyclable products and product service systems. In order to ensure a sustainable development on economic, social, and ecological levels, the United Nations have agreed to reach a total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The responsibility to implement these goals resides equally with both designers and manufacturers. Designers mediate between all actors involved in the development process and can thereby create transparency. For this information exchange to be successful, this publications provide comprehensible standards and tips to help realize the sustainability goals.
Quality standards for Circular Design addresses designers, manufacturers, consumers/users and policy makers. The publication is supported by H2020-funded project FiberEUse – Large scale demonstration of new circular economy value-chains based on the reuse of end-of-life fiber reinforced composites which supports industry in the transition to a circular economy model for composites. FiberEUse research project funded by the European Union since June 2017 and collaborating with 20 partners from 7 EU countries.