Closing the loops
Growing volumes of waste, climate change and resource scarcity challenge our society to use different ingredients, and to use current ingredients differently. Hence the need for a system change to an economy based on closing loops.
In a stage of transition with changing forces, organisations are repositioning themselves. We know the political arena of policy makers and are perfectly positioned to support the required agenda setting. Based on our in-depth knowledge of topics like materials, climate, sustainable sourcing and the sharing economy, we translate technical files into clear cut communications. We also provide consultancy services and we research topics like the flow of resources.
A packaging strategy is direly needed
When it comes to the environmental footprint of packaging, consumers and retailers are increasingly demanding, driven by societal trends and policy. Packaging must be made of a minimum amount of material, preferably from non-fossil sources; it should be light and compact to optimise its logistic performance; it should allow for recycling within the existing handling processes, etc.
All this doesn’t mean that packaging producers can compromise on user expectations regarding functionality, attractiveness, communication, safety and convenience of packaging. This truly is challenging for suppliers.
That’s why a packaging strategy which takes into account the interests and expectations of all stakeholders, is at least as important as the strategy of the packed product itself. We support a range of customers from the FMCG-sector in designing such strategies.
- Quickscan for packaging
- Research regarding recyclability of materials
- Communication on sustainable packaging
- Optimization of (transportation) packaging and processes
Equipment rental as a key to the circular economy
Renting equipment offers significant sustainability and efficiency benefits. Rental companies have the technical, logistical, legal and commercial expertise to help their customers comply with sustainability requirements related to equipment.
Schuttelaar & Partners helps the European Rental Association (ERA) promote the sector with European policy-makers and highlight its contribution in the framework of the Circular Economy.
Applying the circular economy to the construction sector
The construction sector is the most resource-intensive industrial sector in the EU. Using about 50% of the available primary raw materials it has a heavy, irreversible impact on the environment. At the same time, construction and demolition waste (CDW) from the building sector is the largest waste stream in the EU. Reusing high-quality recycled CDW as secondary raw material has the potential to provide the much-needed higher resource-efficiency while preserving our natural resources and landscapes.
Want to know more?
Suzanne van der Pijll
Call 070 318 44 44 or send Suzanne an email.