Circularity

Circularity

Off-grid solar is delivering huge social and environmental impacts - improving quality of life, mitigating against greenhouse gas emissions and indoor pollution from traditional energy sources, and supporting economic development in low-income countries. The sector now serves over 420 million people and in a mission to further enhance their impact on consumers and communities, many companies are now actively seeking ways to further reduce their product and operational footprints.

Circularity aims to reduce resource usage and minimise e-waste through a closed-loop system. This reflects the sectors efforts to extend product lifespan, enhance repairability and refurbishment, and promote take-back, collection and recycling. In this hub you will find resources aimed at addressing the main challenges in setting up sustainable product systems, from design through to e-waste management.

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Introduction to Circularity

Find out more about circularity within the off-grid solar sector and what action is being taken to enhance product lifespan and reduce e-waste through circular approaches. Learn more

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E-Waste Toolkit

The e-waste toolkit consists of 6 modules that bring together knowledge and best-practice for reducing and managing e-waste in the off-grid solar industry. Access the toolkit.

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Business blue-prints & tools

Building on the e-waste toolkit, GOGLA is developing a suite of business blue-prints to help companies establish effective e-waste management practices. Access tools to improve your e-waste management.

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Circularity Working Group

Interested in learning more about extending product lifespan, repair and refurbishing, recycling, and end-of-life take-back? The e-waste working group has been expanded to encompass all elements of circularity. Find out how you can join. (Member login required).

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Blogs & Resources

To support our work on circularity, we have collected a range of publicly available resources, guides and publications. Learn more.

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