2 Circular Economy Online Tools – How to Close-the-Loop

to test and study Closed-Loop Strategies

In this post:
ResCoM – Resource Conserving Manufacturing,
Circular Economy Toolbox – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Each tool functions differently and offers different information.

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I believe ResCoM is the most user involved and detailed of these 2 CE Online Tools.

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We show manufacturers the ways to capture value by closing-the-loop

ResCoM stands for Resource Conserving Manufacturing. Manufacturers can test ideas with ResCoM. They can work-out the challenges of disrupting their production systems, to consider closed-loop manufacturing and marketing.
Twelve organisations across industry, technology and research work on ResCoM, which is EU funded. It is an interactive working tool. ResCoM brings together software, descriptions and methods to one platform. It gives users the opportunity to test closed-loop product systems and their own decision-making.

Tested by OEMs

ResCoM includes examples of 4 industrial case studies that used the ResCoM Tool to conduct pilot programs. Their pilots demonstrate how the tool can be applied across various industries. Lessons learned by these 4 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) – Bugaboo, Gorenje, Loewe, and Tedrive were used to develop the Tools to support the companies that will use ResCoM.
There are 11 tools. (You will find a short description of each here.) You can use your own data, to test such ideas as:

  • Simulate economic and environmental issues
  • Calculate environmental, regulatory and supply chain risks
  • Compare potential Profitability and Environmental performance.
  • Consider product components for remanufacturing
  • Repair or replacement issues of Share-a-Space, a Product’s Multiple Lifecycle Management.  Don’t buy a refrigerator, rent one.

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#2 some changes here ……………………….

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US Chamber of Commerce CE Toolbox

The Circular Economy Toolbox – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation no longer exists….

However, the The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has turned to a organization in Chicago, IL, USA, PLANT CHICAGO: CLOSED LOOP, OPEN SOURCE that works with a Circular Economy Toolkit


Below is something else that may be of interest; a report commissioned by UPS (2015), with data that I believe many businesses may still consider “relevant”.

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The 2016 UPS & GreenBiz Circular Economy Research Study presents the findings of an online survey conducted by GreenBiz Group in December 2015. An email link was sent to the panel’s 5,370 members inviting them to take part without names in the survey. For the purposes of this report, we analyzed the results from 423 respondents. Approximately 85 percent of these respondents are in the United States. The responding companies represent a broad and diverse corporate sustainability experience. There are those at the very beginning of focus on corporate sustainability and others that have years of involvement.


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For some industries, closing the loop is very logical:

1:19 min – Plasterboards of Gyproc Belgium are Cradle to Cradle certified. What does that mean?

See how soon you, too, can close-the-loop……….?

There are a number of posts that talk about Cradle to Cradle Certified™:
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ – paving the way
>Path To Cradle2Cradle Certified™ – #1 How to get ready to “Do the Homework”?
>Path to Cradle to Cradle Certified™ #2 – the Homework
>Path Cradle to Cradle Certified™ – #3 The Cost
Product Design Review – The verdict: Form should still follow Function*
Do you know your Business’s Carbon Footprint?
Part #2 – Financing a Small Business in a Sustainable/Circular Economy

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