Circular Economy: Definition, Principles, Examples, & More

Circular Economy: Definition, Principles, Examples, & More

In the guide below, we discuss the circular economy model. We outline what it is (i.e. a general definition), principles, practices, examples, and provide other relevant information.   What Is A Circular Economy? (A Definition) The ‘Circular Economy’ is a concept, and, there is no one uniform definition for what a circular economy is. Different groups … Read more

Upcycling & Downcycling: Definitions, Materials, Examples & Ideas, & More

Upcycling & Downcycling: Definitions, Materials, Examples & Ideas, & More

In the guide below, we discuss upcycling and downcycling. Specifically, we provide definitions, and also outline materials, and as well as examples and ideas for both.   What Is Upcycling? (A Definition) Upcycling involves collecting and converting waste and materials into upcycled material of a higher quality, functionality, or value (compared to the original material) … Read more

Recycling vs Upcycling vs Downcycling: Differences, & Which Is Better?

Recycling vs Upcycling vs Downcycling: Differences, & Which Is Better?

In the guide below, we compare recycling vs upcycling vs downcycling. We outline what each one is, the differences between them, and which might be better for different types of waste and applications.   Recycling vs Upcycling vs Downcycling: Differences The main differences between these three are: – Recycling Involves collecting and processing waste and … Read more

Recycling vs Reusing vs Repurposing: Differences, & Which Is Better?

Recycling vs Reusing vs Repurposing: Differences, & Which Is Better?

In the guide below, we compare recycling vs reusing vs repurposing. We outline what each one is, the differences between them, and which might be better for different types of waste and applications.   Recycling vs Reusing vs Repurposing: Differences The main differences between these three are: – Recycling Involves collecting and processing waste and … Read more

Zero Waste: What It Is, Practices, Examples, & More

Zero Waste: What It Is, Practices, Examples, & More

In the guide below, we discuss different aspects of ‘Zero Waste’. We outline what it is (a definition), what both the zero waste movement and zero waste lifestyle is, practices, examples, and other relevant information.   What Is Meant By ‘Zero Waste’? (Definitions) Zero waste is defined in different ways by different groups or organisations. … Read more