Sustainability has been top of mind for some time now, but the conversation is shifting to include the the concept and methods found within circular economy.
Unclear on circular economy? The Ellen MacArthur Foundation states “a circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.”
Here, Dr. Andrew Dent talks about adding circularity into our products: from raw materials through design and production to use, and not-so-finally, where the product or its parts can go next.
Curious about the materials mentioned in this video?
Cotton Bowl by Studio Krupka-Stieghan // MC 8262-01
Three-dimensional objects that are composed of textile-based waste materials. The various objects are made from 90% industrial cotton yarn remnants and 10% starch based bioplastic that is used as a binder.
Sulapac® by Sulapac Ltd // MC 8851-01
A packaging solution made from renewable and sustainable raw materials that is 100% biodegradable and contains 0% microplastics. The material is made of wood chips and natural binders. The wood chips are carefully sourced and FSC certified. The natural binders are compostable according to EN 13432, are REACH compliant and meet the framework regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 for cosmetic products (OJ L 342).