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  • Rg

    Regenerative

    Characteristic of bio-cycles, able to renew materials despite or without human intervention.

    Regenerative
  • Ex

    Extractive

    Characteristic of the linear economy, based on a “take, make and dispose” model.

    Extractive
  • Bi

    Biomimetic

    Design or process which takes insights from living systems.

    Biomimetic
  • Sy

    Systemic

    Relating to the whole complex organisation, as opposed to a particular part.

    Systemic
  • Dc

    Downcycling

    Process of converting materials into new materials of lesser quality and reduced functionality.

    Downcycling
  • Rm

    Remanufacturing

    The rebuilding of a product to specifications of the original manufactured product.

    Remanufacturing
  • Cs

    Cascading

    Putting materials and components into different uses after end of first useful life, across different value streams.

    Cascading
  • Bd

    Biodegradable

    Capable of being broken down (decomposed) rapidly by the action of microorganisms.

    Biodegradable
  • Sv

    Servitisation

    The shift from selling products to selling the service they provide.

    Servitisation