The measurement of the circularity of a product or service should be the goal of all companies to know their Material Capital, the types and amount of natural resources used.

Why is it important to measure product circularity?

- to give concrete circular economy,

- to qualify and quantify the types of resources used,

- to quantify the economic cycle of the resources used,

- to learn about any critical issues and get improvement suggestions,

- to communicate “clearly” the results / benefits obtained / obtainable.

In line with the international regulatory framework, as Matrec we have created two fundamental tools for measuring the circular economy:

1. Materials Mapping Tool

2. Circular Economy Tool

Through the two tools, companies have the opportunity to analyze and evaluate the circularity of materials and products in order to pursue design improvement actions for an optimal use of natural resources.

With this new and innovative service, Matrec aims to support companies in developing circularity strategies. The results obtained with the application of the Tools can be validated / certified by a third party and are identified with a report for communication on the market.

1. Materials Mapping Tool (MMT)

MMT help companies assess its Material Capital and the performance of circularity of the materials used for the production of a product or service.

With MMT you can:

- define normalization values based on company priorities,

- define an internal Performance Index,

- compare the circularity and economic characteristics of different materials,

- quantify the types of resources used annually by the company.

All results are identified with indicators in terms of kg, % and €.

The MMT can be internalized in company databases and circularity specifications added to the product BOM.


2. Circular Economy Tool (CET)

The CET makes it possible to measure the economic and matter circularity of a product or service by assessing all life cycle.

Based on the input-output principle, the CET allows to quantify efficiencies and inefficiencies in the use of different natural resources and to provide the possible improvement indications.

All results are identified with indicators in terms of kg, % and €.

Through the CET it is possible to carry out circularity evaluations comparing products with products-services, and to define design strategies for new business models.