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Closing the Carbon Loop™
Businesses must transform from extractive business models to regenerative, circular business models to meet (ESG) environmental goals that consumers and investors demand from them. Boosting circularity is important to achieve this goal.
But how to do that?

Your company is quite likely still built considering a linear value chain, meaning that you produce the products, ship and sell them but the products don't get back after end-of-life and your products end up in landfill or worse, get incinerated. Ninety to ninety-five percent of all products worldwide are not designed for circularity unfortunately. Optimizing the use of (good) materials will help but only to some extent. That is why we focus on transforming your organization to boost circularity and enable a circular value chain in where as much as possible gets reused, recovered and recycled. This, in turn, will help you reach your (ESG) environmental goals.

How do you help?

We help you rethink your value chain which will help you improve your company and your product's ESG-score, circularity and carbon footprint. This can be done via workshops, brainstorms or discussions. Next to that we help your design and R&D teams with design guidelines and tools for circularity, help to phase out bad materials and help your company with design for sustainability in general.
While recycling is undoubtedly a necessary component, we need to ensure that products and materials are designed, from the outset, to be reused, repaired, and remanufactured. It’s the consequences of decisions made at the design stage that determine around 80% of environmental impacts.
Ellen Macarthur

Tell me more

Our sustainability design process and instructions helps managers, designers and R&D teams transform from a linear design process to a circular design process considering the entire value chain. The process is based on our in-house developed 'CREATE, MAINTAIN and RETURN'-dogma represented in our diagram, which includes 14 phases in total. Focus is on transitioning your company from a linear to a circular value chain, thereby reducing wasteful materials and increasing circularity. Currently available calculators and tools can be used alongside.

We can offer workshops, help you build guidelines and tools for sustainability and assist in redesign products with circularity and sustainability in mind. Contact us for more information.

Circular Design Methodology according to Beworth Design/Lab

Lifecycle Assessments

Understanding the carbon footprint and toxicity of your products forms a vital part of understanding where the pain-points are: is it the product itself or is it somewhere else in the product's lifecycle? We help you analyse your products lifecycle and help you visualize it in easy, understandable graphs for reporting. Inquire to learn more.

Circular Design Methodology according to Beworth Design/Lab
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Research Assistance

There are some tools you can use online to help your circularity but those are not always the most suitable for your company (most tools help you calculate your ESG score but won't help R&D teams besides some more general tips). We help you with developing custom-made tools, guidelines and presentation pages for your company. Deliverables in format as requested (powerpoint, excel, interactive webpages or software, etc). Please discuss with us for possibilities.
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Whatever question you have or whatever problem you try to solve, let's talk about it and let's discuss how we can help you. We will contact you within one or two working days to discuss your request in more detail.

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