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MANAGING USED TYRES

Tyres represent a very specific waste stream, which are generated at tyre replacement garages, and new tyre outlets. There are several options that broadly fit with the waste hierarchy.

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WASTEWATER RECYCLING

Though not strictly a waste, our exploitation of water can cause severe problems in regions with water shortage. Circular economy thinking, where a resource is kept with the economic cycle for longer, still applies, including the hierarchical approach to

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WASTEWATER RECYCLING

An initiative to encourage mobile phone users to return their old phones when purchasing a new one. It provides the opportunity to the company to strengthen its relationship with its customers, and demonstrate sustainable corporate responsibility and to support the further reprocessing of old phones with the potential of extending product life in other markets.

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RE-TEK

An IT supply company that combines both the supply of new IT equipment, with the collection, and recovery of business customer’s redundant hardware.  Re-tek offers its customers a discount or revenue for old IT equipment.  The company illustrates how a company can engage with its customers in managing their waste.

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NUDIE JEANS

This clothing apparel company has environment at the heart of its operations, by paying attention to the resources, and energy it consumes.  It embraces circular economy by looking to extend the life of its products through repair, and to build a customer loyalty through discounts with new for old.

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GOLDPOAST

A company that produces plastic film and bags, identified that rather than produce plastic waste and dispose, it is possible to prepare the waste into a feedstock for their products, thereby avoid disposal costs, and the costs of new material.

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