Module 5



Module Overview

Module 5 explores the transition from a linear economy, characterised by a take-make-dispose model, to a circular economy that aims to eliminate waste and regenerate natural systems. This module introduces concepts such as sustainable product design, life cycle assessment (LCA), and cradle-to-cradle design principles to minimise environmental impacts. It delves into the design for disassembly and extended producer responsibility (EPR), ensuring that producers are accountable for the end-of-life management of products.

        Module length: 4 hours on average

        CPD Hours: 3


Dr. Maurizio Catulli, a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Innovations and visiting researcher at the Open University, focuses on sustainable mobility and Product Service Systems. He teaches Managing Change for Environmental Management and leads client consultancy projects and DEFRA-funded research on sustainable consumption.

You will examine circular business models and the development of sustainable products, focusing on efficiency, use of renewable materials, and durability.

This comprehensive approach encourages a systemic shift towards sustainability in production and consumption patterns.

This reflects the duration of Continuous Professional Development learning and the corresponding hours that can be recorded in your CPD Portfolio. These hours contribute towards achieving your qualification.

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