The aim of circularity is to eliminate waste, thus keeping valuable resources within the economy and not extracting them from nature. In a circular economy, resources are kept in use for as long as possible, and are then recycled into new products and materials of the same quality and nature. The circular economy is designed to maximise the reusability of products and raw materials and minimise value destruction. This is unlike the current linear system, which converts raw materials into products that are destroyed at the end of their life, or even prematurely.
Reduse, reuse and recycle! Twice a year, we organize a Pop-up Thrift Shop for you, to give your unwanted stuff a second chance, but also to stimulate you to first look for second-hand options when you need a new product. Buying or selling something second-hand can have a considerable environmental benefit: it saves raw materials, energy, water and waste. After all, there is no demand to make something new when you buy second-hand! You can read more about these and other benefits by checking out our article on why second-hand shopping is about more than just being frugal.