Transition to Circular Economy

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Club Enjeux RSE AFNOR 2020
circulaR ECONOMY

The 4th  « club enjeux RSE » edition organized by AFNOR, focused on CSR challenges was held this week via visioconference, on the Circular Economy theme.

Jacques Brosse, our R & D / Purchasing Director, gave his testimony and spoke with passion about how Eurotab is seizing on eco-design to make it a tool for overall performance and innovation

Transition to circular economy

WHAT IS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY ?

For our teams, circular economy means asking the right questions at each stage of the product’s life and ensuring the right contribution to the three pillars : environmental, economic and societal.

The objective is to rethink our production and consumption methods to limit our impact on the environment as much as possible and preserve our natural resources, consume less and design our products better.

Definition according to XP X306029 standard :

It is an economic system of exchange and production which, at all stages of the product life cycle, aims to increase the efficiency of resources’ use and reduce the impact on the environment while developing individuals’ well-being.

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS BASED ON 7 AREAS OF ACTION

Economie circulaire 7 domaines action

The 7 areas of action concern:

  • Efficient management of raw materials or end-of-life products
  • Sustainable sourcing
  • Eco-design
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Functional economy
  • Sustainable consumption

OUR REHABILITATION PROJECTS 

The efficient end-of-life materials’ management results in the operation of rehabilitation of post-consumer residues.

This area concerns all the waste transformation’s technics after they’ve been collected, aiming to reintroduce all or part of it into a production cycle, including organic waste. (Livosphere)

Eurotab, in collaboration with major industrial players, carries out numerous industrial waste recycling and rehabilitation projects, covering several hundreds of thousands of tons generated each year. Among the most significant, there are organic waste or production waste rehabilitation.

For example, we use recovered raw materials and not new raw materials. These beet waste raw materials are a natural alternative and are used as a binder in our dishwasher tablets’s formula.

Results: 25% reduction in the environmental impact compared to the non-bio-sourced binder.

For Jacques Brosse “ waste of some are wealth for others. We see them as a source of future profitability for the company. ”

 

To go further on our tablet eco-design approach, click on the following link :

Performance through life cycle analysis