Our approach to measure the circularity of products and materials is based on the indications provided by standards at an international level with particular attention to the regulatory references implemented by the European Commission.
Measurement is aimed at providing quantitative results to companies, to give concreteness and tangibility to the actions pursued in the product design phase, to facilitate improvement actions and to monitor results over time.
We develop a tailor-made approach dedicated to the company’s products and materials.
The measurement of the circularity of products and materials is carried out with CircularTool, a proprietary tool validated by Bureau Veritas to enable companies to certify the results obtained.


We develop the metrics by collecting the most relevant data in a context of efficient use of resources and, through dedicated KPIs, we develop one or more final measurement indicators.
This is a functional and efficient approach that has already been consolidated over the years with projects in various product sectors.




Matrec provides the companies to carry out the circularity measurement process, characterised by four main phases:

resources used evaluation
critical points identification
improvement objectives definition
alternative materials solutions search




The four main phases can be broken down into three different approaches:

    • Circular Materials Mapping Company or Material Capital (CMMC), considers the material input resources used by the company for the overall production of products, services, projects.
    • Circular Materials Mapping Product (CMMP), considers material resources in input and output by including the design stage of the product, service or project in the analysis.
    • Circular Economy Performance (CEP), examines the life cycle of a product, service or project, analysing inputs, outputs, design stage and the production process.

The measurement is carried out using the CircularTool: a cloud-based tool developed by Matrec for its customers.

Towards the certification

In order to achieve greater market recognition, it is possible to certify the measurement of circularity for each of the three approaches. The certification enables a management system to be put in place for the implementation of material balances aimed at the efficient use of resources and the measurement of circular economy for an organisation, product, service or project.

For more information, email to info@matrec.it