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Add some Circularity to your life

 
 

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

Shades of Grey

Clothing & Apparel

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.  

 
 
Dry Reeds

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.  

 
Minimalist Staircase

The Built Environment

The human made components of our environment - like buildings, roads and airports - are responsible for 600 million tons of waste every year. Most of which comes from the demolition of old buildings that no longer serve a purpose. 
Reducing this number means changing the way buildings are designed and rethinking how they're managed. 
 
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Electronics

The digital revolution is playing a major roll in the circular economy by allowing media companies to deliver their content with out the need for physical objects.  But there is still room for improvement.  
There are nearly 50 million tons of e waste created worldwide each year, little of which is properly recycled.  But circular strategies help reduce ewaste by keeping functional products in the market for longer and properly recycling the ones that are no longer needed.