What is the Circular Economy?
The circular economy is a system that minimizes its input of resources and output of waste.
The linear economy – our current economy – treats the earth as if it has infinite resources and infinite capacity to store our waste. The circular economy, on the other hand, recognizes that these are finite.
The circular economy seeks to reduce both the resources taken and the waste disposed by changing the way we approach production, design, consumption, and end-of-life.
Trading secondary materials online is a way to promote the reuse of existing resources, resulting in significantly reduced resource consumption and waste footprint.