OUR SERVICESCircular Economy

Reduction, reuse
recovery and recycling

Circular Economy is a strategic concept based on the reduction, reuse, recovery and recycling of materials and energy.

Replacing the end-of-life concept of the products of the linear economy, with new circular flows of reuse, restoration and renovation, in an integrated and systemic process, it is seen as a key element for the sustainability of the planet.

Circular Economy promotes a reorganized economic model, through the coordination of production and consumption systems in closed circuits.  It is characterized as a dynamic process that requires technical and economic compatibility (capacities and productive activities) but that also requires a social and institutional framework (incentives and values).

What we do

We implement true circular economy strategies, by rethinking the productive, commercial and logistical processes, aiming at the creation of more sustainable companies.

How we help

We apply circular economy frameworks, such as the butterfly diagram or the 10 R’s model.

Butterfly Diagram

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10 R’s model

REFUSE
  • Products that harm nature at any stage of their production, from the extraction of raw materials to disposal.
  • Products or services from companies that do not respect environmental legislation, that use slave labor or that test animals.
RETHINK
  • How value is delivered to the consumer. This results in new approaches, projects or business models that provide greater savings in materials, components, raw materials or an increase in the intensity of use (for example, through more sharing).
REDUCE
  • Improve the delivery of value in a way that reduces the need for materials, components or products.
  • For example, using new technology that requires less raw material than was needed before to manufacture a product.
REPAIR
  • What is fixed.
  • As well as reusing, repairing also increases the usefulness of objects. Repair furniture, mend a tear in clothing or a bag. If something can be fixed or repaired, it is still useful and does not need to be replaced.
  • Companies must rethink their products so that they can be repaired and not be discarded with the first breakdown.
REINTEGRATE
  • Into nature what came from it.
  • Organic garbage has nothing to do with garbage. Barks of fruits, vegetables, tree pruning and food scraps produce a rich fertilizer through composting.
RECONDITIONING
  • Using new materials, components, energy, etc., to put a product back into a “like new” state, allowing it to have a second life on the market.
  • Cell phones and refurbished furniture at the factory are some examples.
REMANUFACTURING
  • Reusing the components of a product in the manufacture of new items.
REUSE
  • Find new and different uses for materials, components and products that have reached their end of life.
  • For example, using old pallets to build a new warehouse.
RECYCLE
  • When it is no longer reused or repaired. Returning materials such as paper, plastic, metal and glass to the production chain so they can see other products reduces both the waste and the extraction of raw materials that would be used in the production of new objects.
RECOVER
  • The energy embedded in a product through incineration.

Get in touch

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Address
Edifício Tejo
Rua Qta. do Pinheiro 16,
2790-143 Carnaxide
Call us
+351 218 622 040
Email
geral@pahlconsulting.pt