Just as precycling aims to get people to think about preventing recycling before making purchase choices, precycling in a design context is about taking action to prevent waste by making conscious material choices at the start of the process.
Using key performance indicators such as ‘waste-risk’ to determine the likelihood of a product becoming waste can also be helpful in the pursuit of eliminating waste at the design stage when selecting materials.
New technology is changing prototyping. With faster and even virtual prototyping, businesses are more competitive, allowing multiple designs to be considered using absolutely no materials in the process.
This is helping develop the circular economy by reducing and often eliminating material use and speeding up changes in design. People can also return parts more easily, which reduces waste.
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