Circular Economy

Circular Economy 


What is the circular economy?

The circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended.

In practice, it implies reducing waste to a minimum. When a product reaches the end of its life, its materials are kept within the economy wherever possible. These can be productively used again and again, thereby creating further value.

This is a departure from the traditional, linear economic model, which is based on a take-make-consume-throw away pattern. This model relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy.

Also part of this model is planned obsolescence, when a product has been designed to have a limited lifespan to encourage consumers to buy it again.


HP Inc

HP Recover and Renew Services help businesses securely recover, repurpose or recycle end-of-use computers and devices.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Enable your enterprise to do exponentially more with less by leveraging the efficiencies and asset longevity designed into our products, service offerings and business models.


Lenovo's circular economy policy includes initiatives such as working with Valpak for battery and packaging recycling, complying with WEEE regulations, and offering Asset Recovery Services to business customers for end-of-life technology equipment management.


We are committed to moving from a linear economy, where products are used and then thrown away, to a circular economy that makes better use of our limited natural resources.