Have you ever wondered how the traditional economic model works? The different actors in this process collect the raw materials from the natural environment and introduce them into the production chain. From there they go to the shops and pass into the hands of the consumer to finally become waste.
We are facing a system based on the limited use of nature's resources with a great impact on the planet. The linear economy, which is the name of this widespread model, has evolved to give way to other structures that include various actions that can help solve this global problem.
Among other things, in recent years we have seen the birth of a new economic model based on sustainability. This is what is known as the circular economy and is based on the reuse of raw materials and the reduction of their consumption.
From linear to circular economy
The circular economy goes far beyond the production of goods. Water resources, materials and even energy sources can enter into this new model. All those limited assets that are susceptible to disappear must be managed under a careful effort of control and analysis that allows their use in a constant way without reaching the total loss of them.
The initial proposal of the circular economy starts from the conceptual idea of closing the circle of the traditional model, giving a new life to the products already used and optimizing the materials with which they are manufactured.
It is a process that not only affects the last step of the linear model, but is present from the beginning of production. Products and services are designed with the intention of consuming the least possible amount of raw materials and that the final result can also be reused.