How Mardon Recycling supports a circular economy
Now I know what you’re thinking, what is a circular economy? Is it really as simple as it sounds? Well, yes and no. Remember those diagrams we used to draw in geography? The pattern of evaporation, condensation, transpiration, precipitation and so on and so forth round and round and round it goes? Well that is kind of, in some way, what a circular economy is. Please bear with me here.
The circular economy has deep rooted origins and cannot really be traced back to a single point in time. We currently, in everyday life, exist within the bounds of linear ‘take, make, dispose’ and that goes on and on, but it must have an ending point, this model for life relies on large, even endless quantities of resources which makes it ever more unsuitable to continue in this way. All fossil fuel quantities are finite, one day they will run out, and even so called ‘efficiency’, finding a way to reduce the amount of energy consumption per unit, will only delay the inevitable.
It is time something changed.
The circular economy, in essence is restorative, and aims to rely on renewable energy, which in turn will minimise, track and (we hope) eliminate the use of toxic chemicals, which ultimately eradicates waste through careful design.
This is where Mardon comes in. Their balers and compactors positively influence and support this circular economy model. Since the formation of Mardon in 2003, they have supplied their recycling machinery to some of the big boys, including Sainsbury’s, M&S and Nestle – if only everyone else would hurry up and jump on the bandwagon.
And the best part about Mardon is that they even offer nationwide maintenance and repair for their machinery, whether your recycling machinery has been supplied by Mardon Recycling or is already owned. How cool is that? And good business and all. I guess the point is that although Mardon would obviously prefer businesses to buy from them (and they really are exceptional quality, so I mean, you should) but if you haven’t, you are not cast out into the wasteland of broken equipment, they are there to help, and all this is to add to the model of the circular economy.
Business reduction of cardboard, plastic bottle and glass waste through baling, compacting and then recycling means that Co2 emissions and a business’s Carbon footprint is massively reduced, at the same time as saving that business money.
The circular economy is not new, nor is it nearly as prominent as it should be. Though we recycle, our levels of waste are as high as they have ever been, and we can only continue in this way for so long.
Mardon Recycling are pioneers in the field of waste reduction, and indeed are blazing the trail towards the future.