Circularity for consumer goods and Circularity in the built environment
To reduce the environmental impact of your consumption by using best practices and good choices of consumer products and services, you can:
Refuse what has a very short lifetime and generates waste.
Repair what is broken.
Reuse products and devices.
Recycle waste or devices.
Refurbish old furniture and clothes.
Recover waste into energy.
Sharing, increasing efficiencies, and life cycles (to push back the planned obsolescence) of products and services is also an approach. On the other hand, the circular economy principles are challenging to apply to the built environment knowing that a building has different layers and different life cycles.
Some concepts are already applied at the products manufacturing scale. However, the strategies to design our future buildings to introduce circularity in the built environment are still to be defined even if some new concepts and examples of circular construction exist. There are some basic strategies to extend the lifespan of building materials and close the loop, as the Design For Disassembly. SAPIA Consulting provides you with the bits of advice you need to approach the circularity of your products, services, and buildings with the best available techniques.
Life Cycle Analysis is also part of SAPIA Consulting's expertise.