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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.

 Ongoing research projects

 

 

Challenges of modular water infrastructure systemsChallenges of modular water infrastructure systemshttp://www.nfp73.ch/en/projects/circular-economy/challenges-of-modular-water-infrastructure-systemsProf. Dr. Bernhard Truffer
Laboratory for circular economyLaboratory for circular economyhttp://www.nfp73.ch/en/projects/circular-economy/laboratory-for-circular-economyProf. Dr. Karoline Frankenberger
Resource efficiency in Swiss hospitalsResource efficiency in Swiss hospitalshttp://www.nfp73.ch/en/projects/circular-economy/resource-efficiency-in-swiss-hospitalsMatthias Stucki
Towards a sustainable circular economyTowards a sustainable circular economyhttp://www.nfp73.ch/en/projects/circular-economy/towards-a-sustainable-circular-economyProf. Dr. Volker Hoffmann

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