DIF on AIR Planning Resource Flows With Product-Service Systems

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  • Anouk Zeeuw van der Laan

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Product-Service Systems (PSS) are advocated to facilitate slow and narrow resource flows by using fewer materials and intensifying their usage.

These systems and business models can also facilitate closed resource loops by designing a clear trajectory of resources that would otherwise be lost after becoming obsolete. Research has identified functions for a PSS to accomplish this.

Join this session to hear about the importance of stating and governing product lifetimes and why it is critical to intercept and transition obsolete assets. What are the true design considerations for closed loop PSS?


Anouk Zeeuw van der Laan

Anouk Zeeuw van der Laan

PhD Candidate

Anouk is a PhD Candidate at the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London. She is passionate about materials and fascinated by the fast-moving consumer goods industry. Her research focuses on materialising this industry in the context of a circular economy. Her research aims to answer how to 'plan resource flows?' and how to 'preserve resources?'.


Bledar Beqiri

Bledar Beqiri

DIF Intern

Bledar is ½ of the DIF intern team. He has an academic background in Business and Economics, with specialisations in Sustainable Management and International Strategic Management. Bledar also has experience in environmental auditing and has most recently represented the UNDP in Sweden as an advocate for the Global Goals.

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