Throughout history, the production model on which society has developed is the one known as linear economy, which consists of four stages: extract, produce, consume and discard. Therefore, when we speak of linear economy, we are referring to a cycle in which the value of what is produced is lost after consumption. The main problem is that we live in a scenario characterized by finite resources for infinite needs, which calls for a reaction to this paradigm ,aiming to sustainability.
Consequently, and in contrast to the linear economy, a production model based on CIRCULAR ECONOMY appears, which adds a new stage to the previous model: recycling. While in the linear economy, after consumption, the life of the good ends, in the circular economy it is recycled for reuse, which significantly reduces waste. Since industry accounts for 30% of economic activity worldwide, it is vitally important to continue with the transition to a model in which less waste is produced.
Therefore, it can be stated that the circular model takes into account both the economic aspect, like the linear model, but adding in consideration both the impact generated on the environment and the importance of not condemning future generations with today’s production and consumption. The circular economy seeks to optimize the yield of raw materials, reduce the use of natural resources and maintain the value of what is produced so that it is not lost after consumption and can be reused. Consequently, the circular model, without neglecting the goal of economic prosperity, is committed to protecting the environment by reducing pollution.
AMV Soluciones is part of the circular economy and contributes to help, day by day, more and more companies to join the movement. ALEA and PRONOX, our process optimization software, help companies reduce their material costs, electricity consumption and production times, reducing the negative impacts on the world we live in. Join the movement!