I love the concepts and ideas in this post on Greenbiz.com about how to reduce waste in our consumer-based society:
In the linear economy, achieving zero waste is impossible: Raw materials constantly are extracted to feed the production line, and those materials end up in landfills when they break down. With a system for material reincarnation, however, manufacturers could design their wares with recycling, downcycling and upcycling in mind. In so doing, they can recapture and reapply capital, bringing the operation closer to a zero-waste, circular economy.
Read the full post: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/what-it-takes-design-products-circular-economy
Nature recycles, upcycles, and downcycles everything. We should, too. It’s good for the economy and it’s essential for the health of our planet.