The term ‘circular economy’ was brought to prominence by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation when it launched in 2010.
It consolidates various schools of thought that have been around since the 1970s, including
to name just a few.
It is now one of the hottest topics in corporate sustainability and CSR, with an avalanche of conferences, reports and guidance devoted to the subject.
It’s clearly neither a fad, nor science fiction – it’s an idea whose time has come.
by the Bioregional Group
The European Union has embraced the move and created a set of circular economy objectives and tools for EU companies.
The New plastic Economy group hosted by the Ellen McCathur Foundation is specifically by and for plastic industry stakeholders.
They have produced a commitment, with these signatories and report annually about momentum toward a circular economy in plastics.
New Hope Energy was conceived to participate in the Circular Economy.
We take materials that were once considered plastic waste headed to a landfill, and restore or regenerate it by converting it into materials useful as feedstock by resin companies, replacing new resin they would have commissioned from oil.
We also regenerate plastic by returning it to a petro-product form that replaces oil that does not have be pulled from the ground, and in some cases refined fuel products.
This significantly reduces green house gas emissions that would have been created making new products.
ISO 14000, ISO 14001, ISO 14002, ISO 14003, and ISO 14004 are standards for environmental management Systems (EMS).
They use the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) as frameworks.
They help organizations comply with regulations and commitments.
New Hope Energy can take some wastes identified in this process and turn it into inputs, helping to close the loop in your circular economy.
NHE is the missing link in your circular partnerships.
Our Unique feedstock, products and business models make it so we may be the link that locks your end of life products back to your feedstock inputs for your plastic products.
Tells us about your group, so that we can see where we can link up to your partnerships.
When you give us your waste as feedstock, we can produce material usable for your next product design.
This makes the whole business network better.
Contact us, if you are in plastics or petro products, let's understand each other's business.
It may make both of us better, more competitive, more efficient.
This is a circular partnerships case study.
Vanderlande and SEW Eurodrive conceived, designed built, and managed the product life cycle of this product in circular rather than Linear way.
New Plastics Economy, a collaborative initiative to rethink how we produce use and recover plastic.
We work on the recovery part of that cycle.
REScom or Resource Conservative Manufacturing, a tool for bring product end item manufacturing into a circular economy.