There’s a world of opportunity to rethink and redesign the way we make things. Unlike the current wasteful industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. Basically, the idea is to eliminate waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the design stage. So, in this episode, I want to share with you some of my recent findings on the topic.
Listen in as I explain how some very well-known brands are making waves in the circular economy scene, focusing on creating reusable or recycled products instead of take-make-waste. You will learn the value in understanding where your items come from, how to minimize your waste, and more.
What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:
- What a circular economy is.
- How this would benefit the current climate.
- What big brands are taking action on this topic.
- How you can make a difference.
Ideas Worth Sharing:“We are all familiar with reduce, re-use, and recycle in our personal lives, but businesses also need to implement this kind of thinking into the various stages of their operations for product design to disposal.” - @infoSandstone Click To Tweet “By recycling valuable materials like metals and alloys … businesses are able to retain their value, often at a lower cost than extracting, transporting, and processing new materials.” - @infoSandstone Click To Tweet “Customers and consumers all have the power to affect change.” -@infoSandstone Click To Tweet
Resources In Today’s Episode:
- Canadian businesses and the circular economy – Canada.ca
- 8017 WCEF Circular North America_Cover_2021EN (canada.ca)
- 5 Companies That Embrace the Concept of a Circular Economy
- How the circular economy is becoming key to corporate longevity (cpacanada.ca)
- How Is H&M Bringing the Circular Economy to the Apparel Industry? – TheStrategyStory