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Circular Economy

A circular Economy is an economic model, where products and services are designed so that their value is maintained as high as possible for as long as possible. A circular economy transforms the current global economic system and value chains to a more sustainable model, where economic growth is decoupled from the increasing use of natural resources. Nothing is wasted and waste becomes raw material.

Our clients have the best knowledge of their field of business. We help them succeed now and in the future through understanding and applying the principles of a circular economy. The future will be circular and the question is: are you in the loop?

Design is the heart of a circular economy. New business models and service concepts increase the utilisation and lifetime of products and materials, thus nurturing long-term customer relationships and more continuous cash flow throughout the product lifecycles. Customers and end users are the engine of a circular economy, and therefore understanding new opportunities in customer relationships is crucial for success. A new value proposition is needed and communicating it clearly and purposefully to customers is what separates the forerunners from the followers.

For local and regional authorities the circular economy approach offers a whole new horizon and mindset for urban & business development.

Ethica 1: Circular Economy Strategy

Service for organizations who want to catch best opportunities

It is important for every organisation to understand the main principles of a circular economy and how it transforms the operating environment. Our holistic strategy service is the best way to ensure you leverage the best circular opportunities.
We have a strong system level expertise of a circular economy and business ecosystems, and we tailor this knowledge to the unique aspects of your business. Through this process we can help you find the most favourable circular business opportunities, design strategies and service concepts to boost your growth.

Our Circular Economy Strategy consultation includes:

Ethica 2: Circular urban development

For cities and development agencies looking for sustainable growth

How to attract new businesses, boost your local economy, or inspire citizens to more sustainable lifestyles? A circular economy offers a huge potential for cities and regions in terms of resource efficiency and economic growth. We can help regional development agencies to set up a platform for circular product and service innovations, and help cities to manage resources more efficiently.

We can also help you to:

Ethica 3: Reports and Publications

A service for organizations who want to spread the message

We research, enquire, write and produce circular economy focused reports and publications. We’ve got the big picture and the facts straight thanks to our own expertise combined with our international contacts and data sources. You can let us take care of the whole process, or we can work closely together with your communication professionals to get the work done. Either way, we’ll make sure the reader gets inspired!

Ethica 4: Cradle to Cradle Certification

Service for organizations to level up

Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program is a certification scheme for those forerunners who want continuously to develop both their product design as well as company operations according to Cradle to Cradle principles.

Ethica acts as a contact point for Finnish clients, collects data and collaborates with Vugge til Vugge, a qualified independent Accredited Assessment Body trained by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, who performs the product assessment. Assessment Summary Reports are reviewed by the Institute, which certifies products meeting the Standard requirements, and licenses the use of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ word and design marks to the product manufacturer.

Find out more about the certification process here.