Product Risk and the Circular Economy in Product Design. Free Webinar on March 18th

by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-03-12 14:16:39 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: New approaches to include circularity, resource efficiency and product risk in product development

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Minimizing product risk (e.g., relating to materials supply, price volatility, environmental impact, or human health) is increasingly important for manufacturing businesses. So is increased resource efficiency. Transitioning to more circular models of business is one way to achieve these goal. But how do we consider product risk, resource efficiency, and circularity in real-world product development, constrained by time, cost and performance? At this webinar, Granta Design will be joined by Circular Economy experts from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to discuss new approaches that answer this question.

The webinar will also demonstrate GRANTA MI:Product Intelligence—new tools that enable product designers to test product concepts quickly. An innovative methodology for calculating a Material Circularity Indicator for products, and show how this might be applied alongside complementary indicators on energy usage, CO2 footprint, critical materials risk, restricted substance risk, and more.

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Join to:

  • Learn about key drivers for considering product risk and circularity, including regulatory drivers
  • Understand the importance of materials and process decisions in the practical delivery of reduced risk and increased circularity
  • Hear about the results of the ‘Circularity Indicators’ project, which has developed an indicator for product circularity
  • Consider what other indicators are required to help design more circular products and lower product risk – examples include material circularity, energy usage, CO2 footprint, critical materials and restricted substance risk, toxicity, and cost
  • See a case study that demonstrates practical use of these metrics and tools, enabling designers to evaluate product concepts and make decisions

Register here

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