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Circular By Nature

Recycling.com is a Dutch publishing company and part of Recycling Vision B.V. We want to inspire consumers and businesses, share insight information and stimulate recycling to preserve nature.

In our family company, which is founded in 1938, we have a long experience in closing natural cycles. In the Netherlands Nijssen Fourages is closing the loop in agricultural cycles since 1938 and Nijssen Recycling is closing the loop in paper recycling since 1963.

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Nijssen Fourages and Nijssen Recycling

We have a goal of zero waste which means that we have to use more resources that are biodegradable by nature itself. Because not 100% of what we consume will be collected and recycled. In order to live in balance with nature we have to reduce the use of indestructible synthetic resources. And find ways to collect and recycle all of it after consumption. Nature can’t digest plastics. We have to take care of it ourselves. We need more closed material loops like cardboard recycling or scrap metal recycling.

Paper & metal recycling are a fact. Plastic recycling is a myth.
Source: National Geographic

Our Recycling.com logo expresses that the future of our blue planet is in our own hands. On Recycling.com we want to inspire you at home and at work to reduce, reuse and recycle more. You can achieve this by using the best recycling tools for optimal source separation, which leads to higher recycling rates and a higher revenue for your sorted materials. Step up and go green, join the recycling community.

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More Recycling Won’t Solve Plastic Pollution.
Source: Scientific American

Circular by Nature – Back to the Future

Until 1950 our economy was biobased and we were in balance with nature. To restore our balance with nature our future has to become biobased again. It’s time to stop single-use plastics, to reduce the use of fossils and close the loops for the rest.

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Möbius loop – Circular by Nature

Plastics can not be digested or dissolved by water

It turns out that several chemical properties of water make it indispensable for living creatures. Not only can water dissolve nearly anything, but it is also one of only a few materials that can exist as solid, liquid and gas within a relatively narrow range of temperatures (source: Livescience.com).

Plastic does not belong in the ocean

International cooperation is needed. You can join forces with organisations as the Plastic Pollution Coalition or the Plastic Soup Foundation.

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Source: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)View larger image

As an average person drinks 60,000 liters in a lifetime (source: Illustrative mathematics.org) we are recycling water ourselves.

While polluting our oceans we are poisoning our children and grandchildren. Water is natures most vital resource. Let’s work together to prevent further pollution of our oceans.

Video: Marine plastic pollution

8 Million Tons of Plastics Flow into our oceans every year.


Editors’ Recycling Picks:

The Reign of Recycling.
Source: The New York Times

Our plastic pollution crisis is too big for recycling to fix.
Source: The Guardian

If recycling is the answer, then we’re asking the wrong question.
Source: Otago Daily Times


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