Proposal of a Dual Circularity Concept for Sustainable Design

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Julija Metic (1), Svenja Klose (2), Tim C. Mcaloone (1), Magnus Fr
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: Technical University of Denmark, Denmark; 2: Technical University of Munich, Germany
Section: Design for Sustainability
Page(s): 1051-1060
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Current CE approach, and its many definitions, does not explicitly consider the interconnectedness of the biological and technological cycle. This paper uses state-of-the-art to articulate nuances of the CE to encourage a more comprehensive understanding of the concept from a perspective of both cycles. The results address that acknowledged sustainably driven shifts of resources between cycles are neglected in most state-of-the-art. Therefore, the Dual Circularity (DC) definition is proposed and further evaluated by three examples.

Keywords: circular economy, sustainability, sustainable design, biologically inspired design

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