Circular design and upcycling: sustainability must be thought out from the beginning

GREEN ELETRON - RECYCLING MANAGMENT

Ademir Brescansin,
executive manager

The circular economy is a concept that is here to stay. By reading the term, we can already understand, minimally, what it is about. Sometimes, it is even possible to imagine, just by reading it, a cycle connecting all ends of the process, ending the traditional linear model of production, consumption and disposal.

Circular design is one of the measures encompassed by this new economy. It is a logic that takes into account, from the beginning, raw materials and how products should be designed to allow the reuse of inputs to be not only possible, but easier. The process consists of creation or adaptation planning, in order that the shape of the products and their internal components simplify disassembly, separation and recycling.

Upcycling consists of giving a new purpose to the recycled raw material, so that it maintains its quality or that it becomes superior.

In this topic, there is one more important term, which proposes the reuse of objects with the use of creativity. It is not a new concept and it tends to appear a lot in more challenging times, like the one we are living in now. It is about upcycling, which consists of giving a new purpose to the recycled raw material, so that it maintains its quality or that it becomes superior. For example, turning a plastic package into a piece for a printer.

In a world where we can no longer make mistakes with the environment, we must act within our means. In addition to acquiring new and good habits, we must value those who work consciously, with the objective of not discharging into nature what is not part of it.

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