A circular economy is a model of production and consumption which involves sharing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling materials/products for as long as possible.
The main goal of a circular economy model is to minimise waste, tackle planetary crisis such as climate change and global warming.
Following a model of circular economy has several key advantages. As mentioned before, circular economy leads to waste minimisation. Furthermore, it adds value to the product by increasing its product life-cycle. Since, waste is minimised, following a circular economy model leads to significant decrease in pollution. Therefore, it is evident that a model of a circular economy will help tackle environmental issues such as pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss and global warming.
Plastic upcycling is an apt example of a model of circular economy. It is the process of transforming low-value waste plastic materials into high-value products. Biodegradable plastics are plastics that can be decomposed into water, carbon dioxide and biomass.
Biomass is used as feedstock in chemical and process industries. These industries utilise biomass as raw material to make products such as biofuels, bio-chemicals and other high value products.
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