A circular economy can promote sustainable design

A circular economy can promote sustainable design

Madrid – The Strategic Plan for the Recovery and Economic Transformation of the Circular Economy (Perte) begins its second action plan in 2024, focusing on promoting the development of eco-design in the textile and plastic sectors. Environment, environment and low pollution. This is one of the actions of this initiative created by the Ministry of Environmental Change, the content of which was communicated by the Circular Economy Commissioner Berte, Alex Dorado.

In textiles, the leveraged sector, the central government wanted to encourage this Berte by creating a commissioner who would act as a liaison between the ministry and private enterprise concerns. Plastics and capital goods for renewable energy, he explains. Alex Dorado recalled that this Berte contemplated aid worth 492 million euros to mobilize more than 1,200 resources until 2026.

It also proposes to accelerate the transition towards a production system that is more efficient and sustainable in the use of raw materials. Among its objectives are environmental design, reuse and waste management, and promoting the digitalization of companies to improve competitiveness and innovation. 80% of the waste produced by any industrial process depends on the product design phase, which explains the importance of thinking about eco-design, mainly in the textile (including fashion and footwear) and plastics sectors, he explained.

The idea, says Dorado, is to ensure that a product is more durable, generates less waste over its useful life, is made with fewer toxic materials, and uses materials that are more environmentally beneficial.

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