5 Examples of Circular Economy Solutions
18 March 2022
A circular economy refers to an economic model whose objective is to attain sustainability by producing goods, limiting resource consumption, and renewing waste products. It fits in the development of sustainability for regulating the economy among the principles of the green economy, industries, and health functions. It has worked for millions of years, circulating the nutrients in the food chain with natural resources.
To keep the Bio safe and sound, resource management risks are needed.
1 Biodegradable plastics from paper industry waste
Mobius, a USA based company work by changing the waste products from other industries into usable products. Thus stands out proudly with the slogan ‘there’s a wonder in waste’. Their focus is using waste products from the paper industry called lignin. A substance that forms the cell walls in plants. The company’s circular model is making biodegradable plastic
2) Feeding animals from human waste:
In developing countries, the best circular economy ways tackle multiple environmental issues at once. The lack of proper sewage of waste from humans and animals can contaminate water and be the cause of spreading different diseases. The black soldier fly larvae have an immense appetite for organic material (human or animal). When the organic food is consumed, it can be dried out and used as animal feed for fish, livestock and poultry. Thus reducing the environmental impacts caused by unhealthy growing food.
3 Edible Cutlery:
Bakeys, an innovation of edible spoons made of rice, evolved as a Circular economical solution. It is bidegrebale; its future mission is to create edible chopsticks. They are made up of wheat and rice durable enough to stand breaking. They are with cumin and sugar tastes.
4 Brewer’s waste grains to granola
The beer producing companies come up with spent brewers’ grain as a waste product. The Dutch company has come up with positive use of making a Granola. They do this by combining the grains with seeds, almonds, cinnamon and honey
5 Farm waste into building material:
Danish company GXN used farming waste products to build houses instead. The team combined waste grass, straw, tomato stems, and seaweed with a biobased liquid to form a wooden material with the same properties as tropical hardwood and a similar deep brown colour to match. As a result, it reduces deforestation’s environmental impact caused by a demand for tropical hardwoods.