An architects view on Waste Management

An architects view on Waste Management

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“The concept as perceived by architects view of “circular economy goes beyond recycling! The goal is just not to design for better “end-of-life”recovery but to minimize the use of raw material etc.’, says Dr. Ramesh, Archinova Design Pvt. Ltd

In a traditional waste management system material move through a linear  “Make-Use-Dispose” process where they are manufactured from raw resources consumed and ultimately send to landfill. This model of consumption has become a part of our culture, which has resulted in 19% increase in absolute green houses gases emission since 1900 to 2019 as the amount of waste disposed in landfill has increased over a period of time.

A circular economy aims to eliminate, not just from recycling process but throughout the lifecycles of products and packaging.

A circular economy aims to maximize value and eliminate waste by improving the design of materials, products and business model.

The concept as perceived by architects view of “circular economy goes beyond recycling! The goal is just not to design for better “end-of-life”recovery but to minimize the use of raw material etc.

Transitioning to the circular economy will be one of the biggest creative challenges of our time. We believe design thinking is an ideal approach for tackling such a complex, systemic, ambiguous challenge. Created for mainstream innovators, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs.

Shifting consumer preferences and attitudes and more are prompting a shift to the circular economy – A more viable and profitable alternative to the linear model that decouples economic growth from resource constraints.

 Let’s think that in future – “From Filthy Trash to green renewable products: During the circular economy by converting waste to every day goods”.

“ENERKEN “(Turning trash into clean fuels and chemicals) is setting a new standard in smart waste management.

Imagine giving a bright coat of paint to your home – Made from trash. This is the genesis of Enerken’s resolution idea -Developing a disruptive technology that uses an abundant resource available everywhere – No recyclable waste – As feed stock to manufacture renewable chemical intermediates that find their way into every day products like paints.

A schematic reprsentaion of Reuse!

No resource has more circular potential than water

When we maximize the potential of water by recycling, reusing, and repurposing it, the possibilities for its use are endless. Yet the way water is used—and abused—today is depleting available supplies of freshwater at an unprecedented rate. A dramatic shift in the way we value water is needed to drive broader adoption and activation of circular water management to protect limited freshwater supplies and ensure its availability for future generations.

Conservation alone is delaying an inevitable shortfall in freshwater supplies.

Succeeding in a world that is increasingly constrained by both water availability and quality demands a different approach. We all need to rethink the water cycle:” to shift understanding and practices away from water as an inexpensive, “use and dispose” consumable good toward water as a valuable, recyclable asset.

Using less water does not always equate to significant cost savings, given how under-priced water is in many locations, even where it is very scarce. Therefore, businesses often overlook its actual value to operation and underestimate its circular potential.

An individual water use is to inform smarter water management decisions, including strategies to shift from conservation to reuse and recycling. Calculating and internalizing a water price that more appropriately reflects supply and demand dynamics and operational impact can help make the business case to change the way we use and reuse water.

 

Making the complex simple

Assessing the value of water—and the financial risk of water scarcity now and in the future, at one site and across an enterprise—involves multiple factors. Using best-in-class local water basin data sets, economic techniques, and scientific methodologies, the calculation takes into account tangible factors such as scarcity and quality as well as less tangible human health and environmental impacts of water use in a particular area to determine risk levels and display risks in comparison with current water costs.

Conclusion

The above facts and relooking at the way we think needs a sea change for the future of the planet.

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