All business models involve suppliers and customers. A linear business model focuses exclusively on these two sets of stakeholders. With this framework in mind, neither the origin of supplied materials nor the post-consumption waste of said materials is regarded. Thus, the nature of the linear business model is purely transactional. It does not aim to create value for stakeholders and businesses further down the value chain (i.e. recyclers, repair shops, collectors), nor does it consider the impact on the natural environment.