Case Studies

The Materials Security Special Interest Group is compiling a series of compelling case studies to illustrate how the principles of the circular economy have been successfully applied across the value chain for business benefit. These case studies highlight key success stories, discussing the business opportunity addressed, the approach taken and the impact of the project on the organisations involved.

MatSIG Closed Loop Recycling Case StudyKyocera Case Study February 2014
Orangebox office chair The PA12 Story

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Video Case Studies from the winners of the Technology Strategy Board's New Designs for a Circular Economy competition

The RE-Fab House Project – Enabling re-usable construction materials – Ecobond Ltd

Servicing Greener Cities – Treebox

Circularity in Retail Refrigerators – The Bond Group

Closed Loop Paintbrushes – Kingfisher and The Agency of Design

Project Recover & unBuild – Recovery, disassembly and reprocessing of materials used in electrical goods – We All Design, Tickety Boo and Kyocera Document Solutions

Circular Design for an Economy Power Tool – Kingfisher

Sustainable Retail Design – 4G Design

Agency of Design Lightbulb

Reusable Diagnostic Equipment – Applied Nanodetectors

Novel Recyclable Materials for Fireproof Foam – Alsitek

New Life from Old Paint – Seymourpowell and AkzoNobel Decorative Paints

A better kettle – Agency of Design

Modular Bike Construction – Raw Studio

Project Box (DIY Project Needs as a Service) – Agency of Design, Kingfisher, Bioregional

Recycled Glass Into Value-Added Building Cladding or Surfaces – Mentoprise, Bottle Alley Glass and WebbAllenConsultancy

A New Lease of Life for Expired Electric Car Batteries – Powervault

Outdoor media recycling – Soyang and Axion Consulting

ReConsidered Textiles – Re-Considered

Dyson bio-polymer parts – Dyson, CPI, IfM, University of Cambridge

Design of new tools for closed loop manufacturing – Useful Simple Projects