The circular economy is a model of production and consumption that generates as little waste and pollution as possible, increases the number of times products and materials are used, and allows nature to regenerate. With the 6 Rs (reduce, reuse, remanufacture, refurbish, repair, and recycle), a basic concept has been developed that allows companies from all industries to implement the circular economy in their activities. In this report, we look at how the software and IT services industry can support the advance of the circular economy. Along the 6 Rs, we have identified several IT providers that offer products to help their clients transition to more sustainable operations.

 

Contents:

Management Summary

Circular Economy and the 6 Rs

Reduce

Reuse & Remanufacture

Refurbish & Repair

Recycle

Conclusion

PAC’s Recommendations

  • Recommendations for IT providers
  • Recommendations for IT users

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