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How To Contribute to the Circular Economy

The circular economy affects us all therefore a basic understanding of the circular economy model is something everyone should know more about. Those who tap into the model not only improve the efficiency of their own operations but also make an active contribution towards the protection of the environment and its natural resources. This may even open up exciting new opportunities for businesses¹, especially if they have learned to be more flexible as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The circular economy also benefits consumers, especially those that are doing their part to contribute to a zero-waste world. 

 

MPC and The Circular Economy

The Consumption to Waste Problem

Increased consumption results in higher production demands. This can often result in higher volumes of waste that can’t be used again. There are finite resources in the world, so humankind should do everything they can to reduce waste at all costs. One research study suggests that up to a third of all the food production in the world is lost to waste³, presenting a big problem as well as a major opportunity for businesses looking to operate more sustainably in the long run.


The Road to Conscious Consumption

Individuals and corporations have an equal responsibility to reduce the amount of waste created. By starting with looking at the specific waste generated, and how this can be reduced, it’s possible to make an immediate impact right away. Incorporating renewable products into an existing lifestyle is a simple way to eliminate waste that might have otherwise landed up in heavily burdened landfills. By forming a habit that benefits the circular economy, people and companies not only show their support for the wellbeing of their local communities but also for the greater world.


Transforming Your Business

The MPC team is committed to producing sustainable products to help preserve the environment. By sourcing products that can be reused, especially when it comes to those made from plastic, it’s possible to transform your supply chain overnight. A serious, extensive audit of spaces where excessive waste is generated is another good way to transform your business to benefit the circular economy. Once this is done, a commitment to the journey will lead to new momentum, as well as a greater sense of accomplishment too. 


If you would like to contribute to the circular economy by exchanging old plastic crates for new crates, contact MPC



References


In-House Editorial. (n.d.). 5 Benefits of a Circular Economy. TONTOTON. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://tontoton.com/5-benefits-of-a-circular-economy/

In-House Editorial. (n.d.). Circular economy: a definition and most important aspects. Kenniskaarten - het Groene Brein. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://kenniskaarten.hetgroenebrein.nl/en/knowledge-map-circular-economy/what-is-the-definition-a-circular-economy/ 

Ludwig, V., & Gerek, E. (2021, March 5). How can an individual contribute to a circular economy? | EPALE. EPALE. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://epale.ec.europa.eu/en/blog/wie-kann-jede-und-jeder-zu-einer-kreislaufwirtschaft-beitragen