A Circular Economy

Most of what we use and create ends up in a landfill at some point.

What goes around, comes around.

A Circular Economy
A Circular Economy
A Circular Economy

The economy does not theoretically exist. It is a man-made part of our life that keeps us efficient, productive and organized. Unfortunately, it does not keep us sustainable.

Currently we have a linear economy, meaning that we take, make and dispose. Most of what we use and create ends up in a landfill at some point. For the sake of our planet, it is important that we close our energy and material loop to have an uninterrupted circular economy. Luckily, some companies are already doing this.

RePack is a packaging service that allows businesses to ship their products in a reusable, returnable and durable sleeve. Customers can choose to receive their products in RePack instead of normal, disposable packaging. Then, they simply place the RePack package back into any mailbox and receive a voucher for the next time they use RePack. It is sent back to the company, cleaned and sent to another satisfied customer. With this method, RePack uses 80% less CO2 than normal packaging and increases their loyal customer base.

Achieving a circular economy must start small with individuals and businesses because it is difficult for all of us to change simultaneously. Companies like RePack serve as examples for the rest of us. They show that it is possible and affordable to have responsible business practices. Check out the video below from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for more information about the circular economy.

 

 

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