Eindhoven, NL, September 18, 2013 - De Lage Landen (DLL), a global provider of asset based financing solutions, and Desso, a global carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches company, joined forces to offer Desso’s customers a leasing service option; a critical step in Desso’s transition to the circular economy.
Since 2008, Desso has been following Cradle to Cradle® principles in order to design its products in such a way that they can be safely disassembled and recycled at the end of the product’s life.
This is part of the company’s vision to make the floor work for our health and wellbeing. Cradle to Cradle® puts great focus on ensuring your materials contain the healthiest ingredients, as analysed against a set of human health and environmental criteria.
In the long term, the shift to the circular economy, in which goods are made to be remade again and again, businesses will be able to unlock new wealth and put less pressure on the earth’s natural resources.
One of the keys to making this change is to come up with innovative new service models, notably leasing. Instead of owning a product, customers view it as a service provided by a supplier, who will then take back the product at the end of its life for recycling.