Design Guidelines Redux

They say hindsight is 20/20. We think our design circular design guidelines published towards the beginning of the project have stood the test of time quite well, and continue to provide an insightful discussion and a useful framework on how to design composite products for a circular age.

However, they also say that the proof is in the pudding, meaning that the success of the guidelines can only be truly measured by the outcomes they helped produce as our project partners re-imagined and re-designed their products. That is why we now offer you the results of the continuing efforts of the TUDelft in refining the Circular Design Guidelines (with special thanks to PhD researcher Jelle Joustra and Prof Ruud Balkenende).


This new report can be contains an update on the design guidelines based on further investigation and interviews with experts, as well as a comprehensive analysis of their application in the re-design of the Ecobulk demonstrator products.

In short, if you are looking for an in-depth discussion on the link between circular strategies and design aspects for circularity in composite products, the Report on Design Strategies and Tools remains an invaluable resource. For a more practical discussion on the application, and specifically examples of how the guidelines were used for the Ecobulk demonstrators, then please download and be inspired by the new Design Strategies and Tools document. 

Both are available for download below, and in our Deliverables section.