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Maria Franco currently works as a Postdoc in the Department of Engineering and Information Technology at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland). Her most recent publication is 'A system dynamics approach to product design and business model strategies for the circular economy' and she's actively involved in the EU-funded project CIRCUSOL.
As the solar photovoltaic market booms, so will the volume of photovoltaic (PV) systems entering the waste stream. The same is forecast for lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, which at the end of their automotive life can be given a second life by serving as stationary energy storage units for renewable energy sources, including solar PV....
By means of a system dynamics computer simulation model, this paper analyzes the systemic effects of combining multiple product design and business model strategies for slowing and closing resource loops in a circular economy. In the model, green (i.e., recycled) and brown (i.e., traditional linear) products, as well as products under a PSS model,...