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Key Sustainability Terms

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Here are all the sustainability terms you need to know. 

Circular Economy 

The circular economy is the opposite of: make, use, and throw away

Instead, we should redesign products to ensure that they last forever. Products then become renewable resources.

3 Principles of the Circular Economy:

  • Recycling
  • Sustainable Production
  • Sustainable Use

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Climate Neutral 

We must ensure that we limit our greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible. But we also need to RELEASE more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Like an equation, we want our input to equal our output.

Similar terms:

  • Net Zero
  • Carbon Efficient
  • Carbon Free
  • Low Carbon

Zero Waste

Zero waste obviously means nothing is wasted or thrown away Nothing should appear in a landfill. Products should be recycled, reused, remade, refurbished or regenerated. Once you are done with a product every element should have a new life.

Key terms to know:

  • Conservation
  • Preservation
  • Protection

To find out more about how we support the circular economy, click here to read about our re-refinery.