Recipo assumes responsibility for the collected products from the time we collect the material at the retail outlet or municipal recycling centre until it is reused.

That’s why we are meticulous when choosing partners for material handling and recycling. We aim to reduce the amount of material used in energy recovery, and increase the recovery and reuse of materials in the collected products.

In the circular economy, reuse is an important part of the cycle. Today, we live in a so-called linear economy: products are manufactured, sold on the consumer market and discarded or burned when they became waste. This follows the linear principle: Production – Use – Waste. The linear economy is characterised by a clear beginning and a clear end to the economic flow. But because the earth has limited resources, this is not a system that will be able to continue forever.

In contrast to the linear economy, the circular economy is inspired by nature’s own cycles.

The aim of the circular economy is for the capital in the economy to be rebuilt instead of becoming waste. In a circular economy, products are designed to be reused in a technical and/or biological cycle. This means that those parts of a product that cannot be composted or otherwise introduced into the biological cycle must be reused and re-introduced to the technical cycle. Electronics will for example mainly be brought back to the technical cycle by melting down metals and plastics to create new products and components.