Our aim is to reuse products, parts and raw materials/other materials at the highest quality level possible. In doing so, we and our suppliers already take a circular approach to design and production. As a result, we are often able to upgrade and repair a product relatively easily, which means it is guaranteed to be future-proof. In most cases, parts used in our designs can be refurbished and even reused in other products, keeping these parts out of the recycling process, and giving them a new purpose, while retaining their value.
In all our designs, we maximise circularity right from the start. We advise and support you in every phase of the circular pathway. And we can also take over complete responsibility for this pathway for you – from design and production to implementation of return streams (taking back and recycling parts and waste bins for reuse). We work with you on the basis of the R1-7 model. This describes seven levels of circularity:
All these elements separately and combined ensure that our products are as circular as possible. So you can be sure that the loss of value of our waste systems is minimal.
A circular economy also calls for effective new business models centred on a shift from ownership to use and convenience – and the associated efficiency and savings. At Lune, you can choose from different contemporary usage models, complete with supporting services. They include rental, lease, a guaranteed final price and return streams. We will be happy to discuss with you which model best suits your specific needs.
Many government agencies and organisations are already working with us on the basis of circularity. The transition to circularity is different for everyone and depends in part on the phase you are currently in. Moreover, the steps that can be taken differ from case to case. Our solid basis is always optimum cooperation and partnership within the chain, encouraging co-creation, open innovation and knowledge-sharing. That way, everyone can learn from the process with reference to their own organisation.
It does not happen by itself; that much is certain. It takes a lot of effort and the capacity to actually put new ideas into practice. But those who take this step will definitely benefit. So, our advice is: make a start! At Lune, we will be happy to help you get started.