The rise in renewable energy has led to increased use of metals and minerals. Despite the fact that renewable energy itself is sustainable, the increased use of metals and minerals not necessarily is. It is a challenge for the energy sector to reduce the inputs of raw materials and find ways to close the loop of the raw materials currently used for renewable energy.
The advantages of integrating circular business models into everyday operations are significant. Circular business models can not only increase resource efficiency, but decrease environmental footprint, treat the waste from operations, and stimulate recycling programs.
The Next Steps
CSR Europe hosted an initial workshop on 1st July 2019 to explore how companies can collaborate and share in order to further promote the introduction of circularity into business models. Now, we are looking for potential members to join the platform, which is set to begin in early 2020.
Director of Business Transformation