We enable sustainable production
According to our personal motto “We enable sustainable production. That is our passion!” we're offering consulting and software solutions based on our 25 years of expertise:
- Resource efficiency / Energy efficiency
- Carbon footprinting / CO2 balances
- Life cycle assessment
- Sustainable supply chains / process optimization
Sharpen your competitive edge by closing loops & recycling waste
The challenge of a circular economy has many facets ranging from business models based on waste-reduction and using recycled and recyclable materials. to designing new products and processes that are waste-free and environmentally compatible from the get-go. This circular economy challenge is exactly what we've been focusing on for more than 25 years.
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Practical implementation of circular economy with ifu Hamburg
What is circular economy?
The circular economy concept is focused on reducing resource consumption. In some contexts, this term is limited to the field of waste management, often focusing on recycling quotas, material recyclability, and waste reduction, especially packaging. We like to look at circular economy in a much broader context, though. What we see is an economic system that can function without any waste or residual materials. All materials leaving a production process will either be recyclable and used again in the same process, or serve as a valuable resource in a different process.
Due to the increasing costs for natural resources and the increasing awareness of reducing waste within the entire system, circular economy has become a key factor for enabling a sustainable production system.
Realizing circular economy at the industrial level
We support the vision of a circular economy but are aware of the difficulties that businesses are confronted with when trying to transform their operations. We would like to support businesses in their efforts to integrate a circular economy perspective into all their innovative processes. Part of the process is to create a systematic basis for mid- and long-term planning. Achieving a genuine circular economy across all industries and production systems simultaneously won't be feasible, but it is entirely possible to start improving efficiency within a particular production system step-by-step. This is, of course, still a big challenge, one that begins with a comprehensive understanding of all the material and energy flows involved – not just the waste products. If you'd like to be a leader in implementing these first steps in your business, we're here to support you with our consulting services and software solutions.