Add some Circularity to your life
The 360 Library is a guide to companies and products that provide. . .
Products are designed to be part of technical or biological cycles. Meaning they can be broken down in a way that allows their parts to be mechanically recycled; or safely returned to a natural cycle.
Life Cycle Mgmt
Companies provide customers with the information and capacity to properly recycle their purchases when they’re done using them.
Products are made of high quality materials and superior craftsmanship, thus improving the likelihood of reuse and/or refurbishment when a product is no longer needed by its current owner.
Companies provide packaging that is reusable, compostable or or fully recyclable. Or they mitigate and eliminate the need for packaging altogether.
When possible, new products are manufactured with materials from an existing waste stream or with renewable resources. Use of virgin resources is minimized.
Companies offer resale, rental & sharing platforms that encourage re-circulation & maximize use rates of existing products & materials.
For the Home
The US landfills almost 150 million tons of material every year. A lot of this waste comes from the stuff we find in our homes - like packaging, plastics, and household goods.
Companies that embrace the circular economy are looking to change this by:
Designing products with the intention of reusing them
Distributing products with the intention of recovering them
Clothing & Gear
Fast fashion has made it easier than ever to access the latest trends at prices that most can afford - but the convenience comes with a cost... The global fashion industry consumes 98 million tons of resources every year, and recycles only a fraction of them.
But applying circular principles to the fashion business shows us there's a way to have the fashion we desire, without wasting so many resources.
Food & Beverage
You don't have to look very far to find some staggering and unsettling statistics about how much food we waste. Perhaps most eye opening of all is the fact that we throw away enough food to feed the entire world's malnourished population twice over.
A circular food system starts with more efficiency in the supply chain, but also includes a focus on sustainable packaging and robust composting.