Developing a Sustainable and Circular Business Model for the Blinds and Shutter Industry in the UK
Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D (2018). Developing a Sustainable and Circular Business Model for the Blinds and Shutter Industry in the UK. in: Charter, M (ed.) Designing for the Circular Economy London Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
|Authors||Andrews, D, De Grussa, Z, Chalk, A and Bush, D|
Blinds and shutters have been used around the world for hundreds of years. They offer building occupants privacy and security and contribute to health and wellbeing; they can also reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling which is environmentally and economically beneficial. Current design and manufacturing processes mean that disassembly is relatively easy, which facilitates reuse, repair and ultimately recycling. At present these practices are limited and most blinds are either sent to landfill or incinerated at end-of-life. In this chapter we propose that design is key to extending current good practice in and accelerate the development of a Circular Economy for this sector.
|Book title||Designing for the Circular Economy|
|Publisher||Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)|
|Place of publication||London|
|30 May 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||19 Dec 2017|
|Accepted||30 Oct 2017|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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