06.10.2021 -

Circular Economy Products

What products are examples of the circular economy? We are here to inform you about the benefits of recycling material and getting the most out of a product in circulation.  

The 2020s is proving out to be a decade of important promises by companies as aspirations towards environmental solutions grow bigger. Carbon neutrality and compensating for various carbon footprints are obviously top priorities for many companies who desire to make a positive climate impact. 

One such priority is also the discussion and implementation of a circular economy, where products would be kept in circulation through recycling and thus reducing the amount of waste and environmental negatives. 

A circular economy holds multiple opportunities and ways to significantly lessen carbon dioxide emissions and save a couple of trillion euros on the side as well. 

There are many interesting companies out there operating for the great cause of a circular economy by manufacturing products that are recyclable and reusable among other things. 

Returnable non-throw packaging product by Kamupak

Finnish packaging innovator Kamupak is a practical depositing system for reusable products. They encourage users to return their reusable items to a Kamu location where the next user can pick up a clean, washed item. 

A simple alternative to single-use products

Instead of using an item once, Kamupak offers the chance to reuse their patented Kamudishes. 

Once a Kamudish is at the end of its cycle, they get returned to the manufacturer to be used again as material for new products. With many locations in Finland, Kamupak is proof of circular economy at its finest. 

Circular plastic ice cream tub by Unilever 

Out of all the 400+ brands that Unilever has, Magnum was the first one to use certified circular plastic. The household ice cream brand is well-known worldwide and their recyclable package has gotten praises from customers and consumers alike. 

A tub of circular plastic

The classic Magnum tub is made from recycled circular plastic. Unilever has taken significant steps with its sustainability goals and by 2025, the global consumer product provider has plans to ensure that all of its packaging will be 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable. 

A 100% Circular IKEA

The Swedish global powerhouse of furniture and home accessories has big plans to be 100% circular by the year 2030. IKEA states that in order to ensure 100% circularity, the company identifies four important looped processes: reuse, refurbishment, remanufacturing, and recycling. 

Prolonging the life of the furniture

Some people are used to throwing away furniture and various home accessories but IKEA aims to encourage recycling and enhance reusability in its products. The customers of IKEA can “acquire, care for, and pass on products in circular ways” through the four processes mentioned, and thus keep furniture and other products in use. 

Piece of Jeans 

This Finnish company is redesigning jeans in its own way through the circularity. By collecting jeans recycled by Finns, Piece of Jeans puts together stylish and amazing products that are eco-friendly and truly circular.

A solution for fast fashion

Fast fashion accounts for approximately 10% of the global carbon emissions, but companies like Piece of Jeans are offering consumers a more climate-friendly option when it comes to clothing. 

Again, the message is clear, Piece of Jeans just like many others encourages consumers to not throw away their jeans, but to recycle instead in hopes of lessening textile pollution. This company is also clear proof of how a circular economy works and why it is necessary to tackle climate problems in all industries.  

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