What is the circular economy?


Did you know?
Reducing and recovering waste is an integral part of the Green Deal, the European Union's environmental roadmap. Reusing or recycling products helps to slow down the use of natural resources, reduces disruption to the landscape and habitat, and helps to limit the loss of biodiversity.

What is the circular economy?
The circular economy is an economic model focused on sustainability and waste reduction. Unlike the traditional linear economy, where resources are extracted, transformed into products, used and discarded, the circular economy promotes the reuse, recycling and regeneration of materials. The idea is to create loops where products and materials are designed to have a second life, thereby minimising environmental impact. This involves a holistic approach, encompassing product design, waste management and collaboration between the various players in the supply chain.

What are its advantages?
It offers a number of crucial benefits. Firstly, it reduces dependence on limited natural resources. It also minimises waste by reintegrating materials into the production cycle. But that's not all! The circular economy fosters innovation by encouraging the design of more sustainable products and stimulating the development of new technologies.

That's where Terra Matters and its product circularity data sheet come in, providing a concrete solution!
The European Union generates more than 2.2 billion tonnes of waste every year. With PCDS, resources will now be maintained in the economic cycle and can be used several times to recreate value.