3.5 million tons of waste are produced around the world every day and this figure is predicted to almost double by 2025. The aim of the circular economy is to no longer allow products to become waste after their use and, instead, reintroduce them into the production cycle as secondary raw materials.
The cycle begins with a proper yet uncomplicated form of recycling and ends with waste mining. Products made up of secondary materials can then be actively sought – ranging from leftover food to buildings with integrated scrap tyres. Closing off material cycles is not only positive for the environment. Resource-intense industries also profit from the reprocessing of valuable raw materials.