Retaining & reusing nutrients in your business area
Generate money with your waste
The material flows in your company which are considered as waste, may be useful for another company, even the one next door. Imagine not paying to get rid of it, but getting extra profits selling it. And small adjustments of your production process might make your waste even more valuable for others.
Use local resources from known suppliers
Why get your raw materials from far abroad, not knowing if fair labor and environmentally safe methods are used in extracting and producing them? Maybe a company next door has byproducts that you can use in your production process. And if you adjust your processes a bit, there might be additional opportunities.
Finding synergies between companies
The goal is to find matches between companies that lead to continuous material loops. Therefore the focus is not only on materials, but also on (designing) processes and products and ways to separate and disassemble products and materials.