Knowledge keeps cycles going

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Knowledge enables

Knowledge is the driving force behind change, progress and the basis for innovation, social and technical developments and social justice. Knowledge enables us to solve problems and generate new ideas to make tomorrow's world circular and grandchild:friendly. We see imparting knowledge, passing on know-how and sharing experiences as the core of our mission to teach and embed sustainable cycles in business. The knowledge about sustainable cycles, recyclability, system optimization, material flows and many other topics that we have developed with our clients should also be available to you.


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Paper and cardboard white paper - a general overview

Which paper and cardboard packaging is recyclable in Switzerland? The white paper developed in collaboration with Swiss Recycle provides an overview of international standards and national criteria for the recyclability of paper and cardboard packaging in Switzerland. The status quo, gaps and possible developments are highlighted. The common understanding is intended to create the basis for further whitepapers and guidelines.

Alternative recycling methods for plastics

At present, plastics are primarily recycled mechanically. Alternative methods are chemical or solvent-based recycling. In this scientific article, the potential of these methods for different types of plastics is analyzed using life cycle assessments. The application and possible effects of the newer methods are examined for Switzerland as an example. (Study in English)

Final Report Project Circoplast

Plastics in the construction industry today are mostly incinerated. The aim of the Circoplast project was therefore to find out what the material flows of plastics in the construction industry look like, what options there are for REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE these plastics and what the ecological potentials of the strategies are.

Sustainable circular economy as key element to net zero

Does the circular economy save the climate? In a recent ETH study within the framework of NRP73, this question was examined in detail. The new whitepaper from REDILO and CES explains the results simply and clearly.

Circular economy and quality management for start-up companies

Investor requirements, quality issues, production scaling up and external factors are reasons for the short-livedness of start-up companies. The whitepaper of REDILO gives an insight into how the combination of circular economy with quality management can enable a long-term sustainable establishment of start-up companies.

Implementation of the circular economy in structures of established companies

Increasing environmental impacts and the introduction of new regulations regarding circular economy force companies to adapt. The REDILO white paper discusses the implementation of the circular economy in a quality management system and how this link can enable flexible adaptation to new circumstances.

Overview of the circular economy for integration in companies

A lack of knowledge about the circular economy in general and about circular business models and their profitability have been identified as hurdles to implementing the circular economy. In addition, there is a particular lack of strategies for anchoring sustainability in companies. All this makes it difficult to integrate the circular economy into a quality management system and thus also to achieve continuous improvement with regard to sustainable circularity.

Creating cycles for polypropylene

Polypropylene (PP) is one of the most important types of plastic used today. Unfortunately, it has not yet been possible to establish a closed loop for PP food packaging. The article in KunststoffXtra magazine summarizes the results of our projects in the area up to 2022 - click here for the article.  

Plastic recycling Switzerland: Diagram

Modules 1 and 2 of the "Plastics Recycling Switzerland" project comprised an ACTUAL analysis (determination of the current situation) as well as the updating and verification of the plastic volume flows and the corresponding recycling potentials in Switzerland. 

Plastics Recycling Switzerland: Report

Modules 1 and 2 of the "Plastics Recycling Switzerland" project comprised an ACTUAL analysis (determination of the current situation) as well as the updating and verification of the plastic volume flows and the corresponding recycling potentials in Switzerland. 

The future of separate collections

The aim of the study "The Future of Separate Collections of Waste Materials in Switzerland" was to show how the collections of waste materials in Switzerland should be designed in the future. Is there any ecological and economic potential at all for further (separate) collections in Switzerland? 


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