Product as a service blog
Full disclosure: Authors Yana Mechielsen and Robin Angelé both work at Commown “The cooperative for sustainable electronics”. The electronics industry
Product as a Service (PaaS) can provide users a flexible and convenient way to use products and provide producers and
The shift from a linear to a circular economy is not a just a passing trend but a necessity. For many decades, we have been living a linear lifestyle, wherein raw materials are used to create a product, and after its use, waste such as broken appliances or packaging are disposed of. Most of our waste end up in landfills or in the ocean, causing pollution and irreparable damage to the planet and to ourselves.
Software as a Service (SaaS) is a cloud-based software application that users access via the internet. It is cloud-based and users no longer have to purchase expensive software nor download them to their desktop, laptop, or computer network after a costly one-time purchase. The software application could be anything from a gaming software to a business application.
Many companies have adopted the “product as a service” business model because of climate change. Aside from being more environment-friendly, these offerings, such as light as a service, reduce CO2 emission, pollution and lower the cost of lighting.