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When Circular goes mainstream.

Over the weekend we spotted an article on Sky News about the Circular Economy. The initial reaction was wow, how fab to finally see the circular economy recognised and to see the term used in mainstream news. But then on closer inspection all was not what it seemed.

Whilst the article was a great positive story about plastic recycling in a local authority being done by a company that was also local it was just that a story about plastic recycling.

Yes recycling is part of the circular economy but the definition of circular economy is about so much more than recycling. According to WRAP ‘a circular economy is an alternative to a linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum possible from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.’

At Greenstream Flooring we are part of a circular economy, reusing carpet tiles when they are removed from a building. Ensuring they last for the maximum amount of time whilst they remain fit for purpose. Keeping a carpet tile being a carpet tile for as long as possible reduces the need for new flooring and the knock on effects of producing new flooring that would otherwise be installed in that space. And for those carpet tiles that can no longer be a carpet tile we have found an alertnative life for them repurposed into othe products.

There are so many more great examples and let hope we see many more of these great examples make the mainstream news soon.

To see the original sky news article go to ‘From waste to resource.’

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