What is circular economy
The circular economy is an alternative to the linear economy based on extracting, producing, consuming and throwing away. In it, the materials contained in the waste for the generation of new products are reincorporated into the production process, with the maximum guarantee for health and the environment.
The circular economy is based on the following aspects:
- Apply criteria of maximum reduction and reuse of waste, helping to improve the recycling rate of municipal waste.
- Responsibly use of water, and implement systems for the use of rainwater, as well as “gray wáter” by filtering and decanting it for irrigation.
- Incorporate procedures for the use of the remaining fecal waste and organic waste.
- Incorporate a strategy to minimise food waste.
- Reduce the transport distances of the necessary resources, reducing CO2 emissions and contributing to the promotion of the local economy, reaching agreements with farmers, ranchers and businesses in the area as providers of resources.
Other energy saving concepts and mechanisms can be applied to these measures, both through passive solutions and through the use of renewable energies and efficient systems, to configure a sustainable architecture with a “positive impact”. This implies that, in addition to reducing the consumption of resources and producing less waste, there are positive effects on its occupants and their environment.