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Circular Economy

How circular economy practices can help your business dare to be bold through new business models that preserve the environment for future generations.

What is the Circular Economy?

In contrast to the "take-make-waste" linear model, the circular economy model is restorative and regenerative. As defined by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, it represents a new systems approach for companies based on three principles: eliminate waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems.

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What Does it Mean for Your Business?

Circular economy practices mean rethinking how organizations operate within their environment and value chain ecosystem. It requires embracing bold new business models, based around eco-design and product reusability. It means striving to eliminate waste from your operations in all its forms, from minimizing power use and chemical products, to making sure products are designed to have long lives. And it means integrating disassembly considerations into a product's design stage to support its reuse.

The Challenges of Circular Economy

The circular economy offers a radical new approach to business-as-usual. But as with any radical approach, it means grappling with existing legacy structures and processes. Many current production operations are based on the “take-make-waste” model. Circular economy solutions mean rethinking operations from the ground up, and that means you need a full view of your operations and a way to simulate a new model before making the physical changes to your business.

Real-World Results, As Told by Our Customers

Read how our customers have used Dassault Systèmes’ solutions to integrate circular economic principles into their operations.

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Solutions for a Circular Economy

Creating a framework where circular economy practices can grow and thrive can be achieved in a number of ways:

Establish eco-design practices: Leverage lifecycle assessment to look beyond traditional siloes, track the environmental impact of products and engage the whole supply chain.

Design for recyclability: By taking end-of-life and disassembly factors into account at the beginning of the process, designers can create products ready-made for circularity.

New materials: Research into new, sustainable materials and bioplastics can create a greener product lifecycle.

The Benefits of Dassault Systèmes’ Technologies

Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® platform can provide organizations with the solutions they need to establish the holistic view of production chains necessary for transitioning to circular economy practices.

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Dare to create bold new business models

Eco-design, develop and simulate new products; taking into account their manufacture, maintenance and end-of-life for a service economy.

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Strive to eliminate waste

Optimize the use of materials to their pure functional needs while maintaining the manufacturability, testing and development of new materials.

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Design for the 3Rs

Integrate the disassembly process directly into product development and manufacturing engineering.

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