• Circular economy - An Understanding

    Business practice has traditionally been linear with focus on maximising profits, production and efficiencies and less focus on sustainability and environmental impact.  Globalisation, better supply chain practice and an increasing population has resulted in a fast-growing world economy, accelerating the global economic growth rate and damaging the environment at an alarming rate.  Hence something needed to change.  So why is a closed loop strategy better than traditional business practice? 

  • Nature Inc.

    A traditional method of manufacturing is used known as cold pressed. This method involves extracting oils from natural ingredients by using a press. It is a more socially and environmentally responsible form of extraction without using chemicals. Nature Inc prides itself on social responsibility, sustainability and local supply and has incorporated it into the business. For example, its coffee soap is produced from local recycled coffee grounds, using it to manufacture and compost whereby...

  • Supply Chain Requirements in a Circular Economy

    Suppliers are offered support from Locally Crafted and industry associations to boost business, link with other suppliers to obtain materials that can be re-used or create a partnership... It was found that support was offered to business although generally through a 1 to 1 basis, businesses where left to go it alone in a pool of competitors, making it hard to be singled out from consumers...