What is Circular Economy?
Circular Economy is best defined as “anything that isn’t the linear economy.” In a linear economy, raw materials are collected and formed into final products and eventually disposed as waste by consumers. This is a very inefficient way of using materials. According to statistics, 45% of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are product-based, meaning drastic changes in production and consumption of goods is imperative in the fight to curb carbon emissions and the damages of climate change.
We have an opportunity to combat this by adhering to the Circular Economy with innovative recyclable processes. Let us explain. After a customer buys one of our stylish sustainable pet beds, we ship it to them for their companion to enjoy. Once the product has outlived its usability, the customer sends it back to us using the reusable packaging we provide. We will then recycle the bed and all its functional materials in the production of a new product. Essentially, this decreases the need for production across the entire supply chain which is crucial to minimizing GHG output.
We at ReMat focus on providing a service that reduces environmental damage. We do so primarily by using Circular Economy practices. We are also committed to eliminating toxic and environmentally damaging materials from our products.
Many pet beds contain foam or polyester materials. Both of these are petroleum based products and are know to have negative impacts on the planet and health. Both remain in landfills for hundreds of tears after being disposed. Polyester fabrics and fibers have been identified as a major source of microplastics found in the ocean. Polyurethane foams are also quite nasty.
As our products are produced using Eco-friendly and recycled materials from the products customers send back to us, there is no worry that the used product will end up in a landfill. Reusing older products reduces the damage that the creation of products made out of “virgin” materials generate.