Exploring Circular Strategy Combinations - towards Understanding the Role of PSS

Fenna Blomsma*, Louise Laumann Kjær, Daniela Cristina Antelmi Pigosso, Tim C. McAloone, Stafford Lloyd

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This paper explores the concept of circular strategy combinations - situations where two or more circular economy strategies (reduce, reuse, recycle, reconditioning, etc) are present in a product system. Specifically, we focus on the holistic analysis of such configurations and the role of product/service-systems (PSS) in enabling them. The case of Riversimple, a sustainable mobility-as-a-service company, is investigated by means of the Circularity Compass in order to explore 1) how combinations of circular strategies can be identified and analysed, and 2) the role of PSS as an enabler of such combinations. This paper strengthens the body of work that aims to clarify how the PSS concept can be used to further develop the growing field of circular economy research and illustrate how the PSS concept can support the development of circular economy into a coherent concept.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia CIRP
Pages (from-to)752-757
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 30 Apr 20182 May 2018
Conference number: 25


Conference25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference
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