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

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Peer-reviewed

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Authors

Zhu, Zicheng 
Ye, Songhe 

Abstract

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>

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Funder: EPSRC and UKMSN+

Keywords

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

Journal Title

Circular Economy and Sustainability

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Journal ISSN

2730-597X
2730-5988

Volume Title

3

Publisher

Springer Science and Business Media LLC