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Circular economy

‚ÄčEconomies are generally linear: products are manufactured from raw materials, purchased by the user and finally returned to the environment as waste. In a circular economy, on the other hand, all the raw materials used in a product are returned to the production process. Not only can this principle be used to conserve natural resources, it can also pay off. At the end of a product's life span, valuable, recyclable raw materials are generated instead of waste.

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Policy instrument mixes for modular water infrastructurePolicy instrument mixes for modular water infrastructurehttp://www.nrp73.ch/en/News/Pages/200312-news-nfp73-policy-instrument-mixes-for-modular-water-infrastructure.aspx3/11/2020 11:00:00 PM
Innovative business models for a sustainable circular economyInnovative business models for a sustainable circular economyhttp://www.nrp73.ch/en/News/Pages/200312-news-nfp73-innovative-business-models-for-a-sustainable-circular-economy.aspx3/11/2020 11:00:00 PM
Towards a circular economy within planetary boundariesTowards a circular economy within planetary boundarieshttp://www.nrp73.ch/en/News/Pages/200205-news-nfp73-wirtschaft-innerhalb-der-belastungsgrenzen-der-erde.aspx2/5/2020 1:00:00 PM
The sun as key source of energy for a sustainable circular economyThe sun as key source of energy for a sustainable circular economyhttp://www.nrp73.ch/en/News/Pages/200108-news-nfp73-a-solar-driven-circular-economy.aspx1/7/2020 11:00:00 PM

 Ongoing research projects

 

 

Challenges of modular water infrastructure systemsChallenges of modular water infrastructure systemshttp://www.nrp73.ch/en/projects/circular-economy/challenges-of-modular-water-infrastructure-systemsProf. Dr. Bernhard Truffer
Laboratory for circular economyLaboratory for circular economyhttp://www.nrp73.ch/en/projects/circular-economy/laboratory-for-circular-economyProf. Dr. Karoline Frankenberger
Resource efficiency in Swiss hospitalsResource efficiency in Swiss hospitalshttp://www.nrp73.ch/en/projects/circular-economy/resource-efficiency-in-swiss-hospitalsMatthias Stucki
Towards a sustainable circular economyTowards a sustainable circular economyhttp://www.nrp73.ch/en/projects/circular-economy/towards-a-sustainable-circular-economyProf. Dr. Volker Hoffmann

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