This really should be called Recyclable Resource Recovery as the aim of the Circular Economy is to keep in motion as much value of any technical (man-made) material for as long as possible. Many of the products we consume today have valuable secondary raw materials that can be extracted for reuse and reprocessing. In addition it requires less energy to reprocess secondary raw materials, for example CO2 emission are reduced by 58% from reprocessing scrap iron.
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Recycling is reprocessing waste materials into useful products.
CIRCULAR REcycle is an available option after a product has undergone multiple lifecycles. It is a shared responsibility between users and manufacturers to recycle and produce recycled products respectively.
|The Mainichi Newspaper Company that embedded seeds into their newspaper for planting after reading - Japan |
Sari Bari - India
|Waste as a resource: Products that have a single use or have reached its end of life and is ready for disposal.|
Resource recovery, Incentives, investment
Circular Design: Identification, Recyclability, Disassembly,
Circular Economy Systems Diagram
In a Circular Economy both natural (biological) and man-made (technical) materials circulate in production cycles. Refer to Circular Economy for a more detailed description.