Recycle economy is an eco system that focus on reduce the waste and make full use of resources. In this recycle, by slowing, closing and reducing energy and material loops, we can minimizing resource input and waste, emissions and energy leakage.
In order to accomplish the goal, sustainable design, maintenance, repair, reuse, remanufacturing, refurbishment and recycling could be done. The supporters of recycle think that the sustainable world does not mean that consumers’ quality of life is declining, it can be done without losing the income of producers or additional cost. The point here is that it is as beneficial as the linear one and we can still enjoy the product and service at same time.
Our economy these days is the mixture of two types, linear one and the recycle one. The linear one refers to how to use raw material to make products and after that all the waste part (including packing) would be discarded. The recycle one refers to how to reuse the materials. For example, waste glass is used to make new glass, and waste paper is used to make new paper. Circular economy will be used to eliminate non-reusable waste.
According to the report from What a Waste 2.0, By 2050, waste production will be more than twice the population growth. Although we can see the change and innovation in management of solid waste around the world, but it is an urgent and complicated problem and it would affect everyone.
Pay attention to 3D printing since it the future for manufacturing industry.
Most of the waste are produced by the manufacture company. The supporters of recycle economy believe that the company could benefit from altruistic moves towards environment. Compared with the traditional way that manufacturers are familiar with, additive manufacturing and 3D printing can help to reduce the waste in the process and it allows users to organize production locally. And that could lead to better control of waste gas and lower carbon dioxide emissions.