Circular economy

Making the most of the raw materials that you use and the waste that you produce.

The lack of sustainability in traditional production and consumption models has led to the introduction of the concept of a Circular Economy, which is defined as an economic system that is self-sufficient thanks to careful management of raw materials and initiatives in order to make the most of them at the end of their lives. In 2015, the European Union launched a circular economy package, so businesses are now required to grasp how they are performing on this front and develop strategies and initiatives to boost their “circularity”.

Against this backdrop, thanks to the experience that it has built up in the academic world, Spinlife has developed an innovative service that starts with a life cycle assessment of the raw materials that you use and the waste that you produce (including after consumption). It gauges your scope for embracing a circular economy approach and reveals the potential for making significant savings on raw materials and waste management.

The service caters to the following needs:

  1. Making the most of the raw materials that you use, by avoiding waste and ensuring that they can be recycled at the end of their lives.
  2. Identifying the best way to economically harness the resources that you use and the waste that you produce.
    Developing products with a lower environmental impact.
  3. Improving the environmental performance of your organization.
  4. Developing a communication strategy that gives the greenest possible image to your company, brand and products.

Our service is structured as follows:

  • Assessment of the current state (EX-ANTE) of management of raw materials, packaging and all waste produced during the life cycles of your products and services.
  • Assessment of circularity performance through measurement of indicators developed during Spinlife’s research activities, which will identify areas of improvement.
  • Assessment of the supply chain and the suppliers of goods and services, in order to provide you with an overview of their environmental performance and help you to select suppliers that can contribute to your circular economy strategy.
  • Taking our cue from the results of the previous steps, we will draw up a strategy and operational plan so that you can improve the performance of your company and reduce the costs of waste and raw materials.

Approximate time frame: four to six months of work.