Emissions from waste are another scope 3 emission and shifting towards a circular approach to how you do business can address this. This means adopting three circular economy principles - eliminate waste, keeping products and materials in use and regenerating natural systems. Our waste is a direct result of what we buy. Therefore, we can reduce our waste and be part of the circular economy through the procurement process.
Some examples include procuring reusable items instead of single-use or looking to fit-out an office with second-hand furniture by connecting with an office at the end of their lease.
Collaboration and innovation in design and procurement often important elements of the circular economy in action.