The use of recycled materials reduces global environmental impact, since fewer natural resources and less energy are employed when compared to production processes in which virgin materials are the norm.
The replacement of virgin material with recycled material is aligned with one of the basic concepts pursued in the Circular Economy: waste = resources. In Europe, waste is increasingly being recycled instead of being sent to landfill, thus reducing CO2 emissions and enabling components and materials to recirculate and continue contributing to the economy.
Besides its environmental benefits, the use of recycled materials also brings business opportunities. On one hand, companies can reduce procurement costs and on the other, they can improve their corporate image vis-à-vis consumers, who are more and more willing to buy sustainable products. In addition, the use of recycled materials can open up new markets, foster eco-innovation and prepare the company for compliance with future environmental regulations.