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Office Design with the Principles of Less Waste and Circular Economy

Rockfon Brand & Communication Team
February 23, 2023

Circular office design involves creating and redesigning office space to reduce resource consumption while also enhancing the employees’ well-being. In this article, we will outline the benefits and key features of office design that follow the principles of a circular economy.

Circular office design

The Importance of Reducing Workplace Waste

The world's population extracted 92 billion tons of natural resources in 2017 but cycled only 8.5 tonnes, according to CGRi, a think tank that undertook a comprehensive circular economy study in 2020. [1] Despite a trend toward sustainable solutions, the number of globally extracted raw materials is increasing, a UN report says. [2]

Industrialised countries consume a disproportionate share of the earth's natural resources. For example, Europeans need between two and three times the planet's resources to maintain their current lifestyles. [3] If we are to continue as an industrialised society in the future, we must find a way to recirculate more resources.

Businesses are at the heart of the efforts to keep materials in circulation. Because companies use so many resources, their support is critical to creating a circular economy, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which provides resources for creating a circular business model. That business model must find a sustainable solution and reduce resource consumption. [4]