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Repair, but not circular?

There are large swaths of the existing economy that are - or could be - circular. They have a huge potential to create both impact and business opportunity.

Take, for example, Snap-on 1. They do innovative tools for repair. Or at least that is where they started in the 1920s.

Interestingly, in 1923 they filed a patent for "interchangeable socket wrenches". A brilliant example of modularity and innovation in product design - that is a step towards circularity.

Taking the concept of "repair" to a whole new level is one of the key circular methods of keeping products in their highest value use state, for as long as possible. Obviously, that means even more opportunity and need for companies like Snap-on.


About the author

Barry O'Kane

Barry is the founder of HappyPorch. With 20 years in the web development industry as a programmer and agency owner, he has a preternatural ability to decipher the systems and processes code that holds many teams back from achieving their goals. Partners say Barry gets to the root of issues quickly and makes it downright easy to deliver good work.    

While he's unbelievably grounded, it's not uncommon to find him sailing through the trees as he paraglides his way round the world.