GREEN AND SUSTAINABILITY STORIES

GREEN AND SUSTAINABILITY STORIES

The manufacture of products, including belts, affects the environment and the stocks of natural resources and raw materials, and generates waste. Since the resources are limited, they have to be managed with care.

The guiding principle of a circular economy is a positive materials loop, which is oriented towards the re-use, repair and recycling of existing materials and products.

Opportunities for the application of circular economy principles have to be sought starting from the development, planning and design of the product, the selection of the materials and the selection of the production processes right through to the waste management process.

In the waste management process, the emphasis is on re-use, which requires the collection, disassembly and recycling of old products.