The Circular Potential of Modular Design

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Modular design, or modularity, refers to an object or system that is made up of smaller independent components, or modules, that may be separated, recombined, and used interchangeably across different units of the object or system it belongs to.

Modular design has been adopted by circular economy practitioners as a means by which to make refurbishment, repair, and upgrade far easier, thus extending product lifetimes and reducing the number of products and materials that are disposed of prematurely.

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