The Circular Economy: Achieving Zero Waste
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What is the circular economy?
The circular economy is a system that prioritises environmental protection within businesses and organisations. Through waste minimisation and waste avoidance, the circular economy aims to prevent further climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.
Sustainability isn’t just good for the planet. Alongside environmental protection, the circular economy also has social and commercial benefits for businesses and communities. Therefore, moving from a linear economy to a circular economy can boost the revenue, profit, and ethical authority of a business.
Regenerate your business and waste solutions
The circular economy must be regenerative. Sustainability for businesses goes beyond single-stream recycling. Instead, waste must be tackled from every angle, utilising principles of the economic system. Waste can be identified and eliminated at any point, including disposal, design, and production stages. The circular model tackles waste by designing intelligent processes throughout your business.
Design out waste
Prevention is better than cure. Design out negative and damaging impacts of business activity, such as CO2, pollution, and wasted materials.
Choose activities that preserve value and reuse secondary materials rather than relying on virgin materials.
Only use renewable resources that return nutrients to soils or use renewable energy rather than fossil fuels.
5 steps to circularity guide
How do you participate in the circular economy?
Achieving zero waste and joining the circular economy is a journey that resources waste recycling, reuse, prevention, and other recovery methods. We know the importance of minimising the creation of waste and our environmental impact. For businesses, the benefits are just as clear, maximising material value and boosting brand ethics. Fortunately, beginning your circular journey is simple with Reconomy. We have identified five simple steps that you can take to transition your business from a linear to a circular waste model.
Businesses in the loop
Reconomy has helped businesses to join the circular economy, reduce waste, and identify the economic benefits of tailored waste management: