Circular Wonderings is an exploration of the role of digital, software and technology in the Circular Economy. Exploration is the key word here. I write regularly, reflecting on my current thoughts and research. Expect typos, incomplete thoughts, varied rambling topics and (hopefully) a journey towards clearer understanding and insight. Subscribe here to join my journey.
What Roy says
I enjoyed this quote from Roy Vercoulen co-founder of Circular IQ.
“The first step... is to create more awareness [of the fact] that to be able to achieve a circular economy, you need to keep track of individual material properties throughout the lifecycle of a product”.
He continues: “Once we start tracking all these materials, then I really see the value of marketplaces where we can see which materials are out there and which will become available at what point in time.”
The beauty, from my perspective, is that this requires new and interesting (i.e. challenging) software opportunities.
Software that that will "track of individual material properties throughout the lifecycle of a product". And software to drive marketplaces that show us the "materials out there and which will become available at what point in time".
These are significantly different from traditional inventory management and product marketplaces.