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A Framework Towards Design for Circular Packaging (DfCP): Design Knowledge, Challenges and Opportunities

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Zhu, Zicheng 
Ye, Songhe 


jats:titleAbstract</jats:title>jats:pWith environment becoming deteriorated, packaging industry is expected to take the circular economy (CE) approach through packaging design which is estimated to effect up to 80% of environmental sustainability impacts. This research aims to investigate the practical design guidance and considerations throughout the design process for developing CE-oriented packaging design solutions. Qualitative methods including interviews, workshops and secondary data were adopted to explore the circular packaging design practices which have been proven effective from 9 internationally leading firms. A ‘Design for Circular Packaging (DfCP)’ framework for packaging industry has been developed to guide firms and designers to create effective circular packaging design solutions. Major considerations in the CE packaging concepts, material selection, design process and manufacture are also addressed.</jats:p>


Funder: EPSRC and UKMSN+


40 Engineering, 33 Built Environment and Design, 4010 Engineering Practice and Education, 3303 Design, 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

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Circular Economy and Sustainability

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Springer Science and Business Media LLC