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The materials in a product can play two important roles in determining how circular a product is. First, the material itself can be produced through a system that is regenerative or come from other materials that have been recycled and returned to the material stream. Then, when coupled with design for circularity thinking, the material can be used in a product and recovered at the end of the product's useful life so that it can be used again in a new product. This is most associated with pacakging, but all types of products can be designed and made from materials that are recoverable and reusable after the original product reached the end of its useful life.