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Title: Defining alternative recovery strategies for reuse: An analysis of multiple case studies under the reuse umbrella
Authors: Franconi, A
Ceschin, F
Terzioglu, N
Corsini, L
Ghoreishi, M
Keywords: reuse;cascading;relink;circular economy;design for X
Issue Date: 31-May-2023
Publisher: PLATE Consortium
Citation: Franconi, A. et al. (2023) 'Defining alternative recovery strategies for reuse: An analysis of multiple case studies under the reuse umbrella', Proceedings of the 5th PLATE Conference, Espoo, Finland, 31 May-2 June, pp. 1 - 9.
Abstract: This study focuses on the role of the reuse recovery approach and its strategies in the circular economy through a product design lens. While the circular economy has been widely discussed, not all recovery strategies have been thoroughly investigated and understood alike. This research differentiates between reuse and other recovery strategies and defines three distinct opportunities under the ‘reuse umbrella’ – reuse, cascade and relink. For each opportunity, possible sub-opportunities are identified and elaborated. Through a multiple case study analysis, the sub-opportunities are elaborated with a "Design for X" approach into eight different strategies of reuse, including design for direct reuse, reconfiguration, material cascading, repurposing, component reuse, creative reuse, material reclamation and adaptive reuse. The research emphasises that the appropriateness of a reuse strategy depends on various aspects such as the context, users, industries, and material flows. Also, this study stresses the importance of reuse in promoting circular product development and consumption, providing valuable implications for businesses and designers.
Other Identifiers: ORCID iDs: Alessio Franconi; Fabrizio Ceschin; Lucia Corsini
Appears in Collections:Brunel Design School Research Papers

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