This is the future of recycling
Recycling and reuse have a fundamental role to play in the fight against climate change. It is necessary to take measures to reduce negative impacts and minimise the consumption of natural resources. Among these measures, we have recycling and reuse with the help of innovation. Therefore, in this article we will tell you what the future of recycling will look like.
Raw materials from recycling
By the end of the 21st century, the goal is that raw materials from recycling will be the majority in the industrial sector. In order to do this in a scalable and profitable way, new sustainable business models are being developed in this field for the future.
Due to our production and consumption system, we currently generate a large amount of waste that ends up in landfills because no adequate disposal is found. By reducing the amount of waste and by recycling and reusing materials, we turn recycled material into raw material without having to manufacture it from scratch.
Sustainable and innovative trends in the recycling sector
Digital technologies will facilitate more efficient material recovery management. A process that will also promote the extraction of raw materials and the reduction of environmental impact.
Currently, the internet of things is already being applied in waste collection, helping to reduce time, reduce journeys and save costs. Harnessing technology can help us create full traceability from collection points to treatment plants. ScrapAd uses technology, in this case, to find a counterpart to material that would previously have ended up in landfill. In a single, secure, digital space, it connects buyers and sellers in the recycling sector to give waste a second life, boosting the circular economy.
Moreover, in terms of recovery and recycling, technologies such as chemical recycling will help to harness resources and create new materials.
In short, it is essential to find ways to manage waste in a smart way, to encourage measures that promote responsible consumption and to develop new techniques and processes that help citizens to recycle more and better.
In 2021 alone, 461 million tonnes of waste were generated following an increase that has accelerated over the last 20 years, according to the OECD. As this data demonstrates, the shift towards a business model that drives the circular economy and sustainability is imperative.
The future of recycling lies in ScrapAd
ScrapAd is a business model that drives the circular economy, making recycling and new forms of waste management easier and more efficient. This platform is a breakthrough in the recycling sector, providing an outlet for waste that would previously have ended up in landfill.
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