With circular economy to more sustainability

The benefits of shifting from a linear to a circular economy.

Julia Donhauser-Bach
Published on August 7, 2023

In 1966, economist Kenneth E. Boulding used the metaphor “spaceship earth” to launch an idea into the global environmental debate: the circular economy. This concept offers multiple benefits for healthcare: It reduces the carbon footprint of the systems, helps healthcare providers improve their life cycle assessments, and increases access to innovative technology. 

Extending life cycles is the foundation of circular economy

Keeping spare parts in the loop

Circular economy

Circular packaging

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By Julia Donhauser-Bach
Julia Donhauser-Bach is an editor at Siemens Healthineers.