In the dominant linear economy, materials flow from extraction through production and use to the inevitable trash heap. The idea of circular economy turns that on its head to keep materials in use longer using strategies like reuse, remanufacture, recycling, and replacing ownership with rentals. We study circular economy from a variety of angles, including business models, governance, and systemic transitions.
Sustainable textile systems: Co-creating resource-wise business for Finland in global textile networks
The Circular Design Network Project is a consortium studying the data and systemic understanding needed for circular design strategies.
Kiertotalouden strategiat ja johtaminen -podcast esittelee kiinnostavia kiertotalousvaikuttajia yhteiskunnan eri aloilta. Hyppää mukaan oppimaan, miten muutosta kohti kiertotaloutta johdetaan!
How can researchers from different disciplines collaborate more effectively to tackle the circular economy challenge? The Aalto seed-funded workshop series “Bridging circular economy technologies and business models” explored this question with an multidisciplinary team from the Schools of Business and Engineering.
An Aalto seed project partnership between the Aalto Schools of Chemical Engineering, Engineering, and Business that studied how to give used wood resources multiple use lives before it is pulped or burnt as energy.