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Sustainability campaign: #ceramicsISsustainability
We live in a world where resources are scarce and large factories generate millions of tons of waste every year, this duality has contributed to the need to find ways to help the environment by applying sustainable practices that promote the circular economy.
We want to emphasize that for Teide as a partner is a pleasure to promote the sustainability campaign of Hispalyt #ceramicsISsustainability. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of all the possibilities for reusing waste that exist in the ceramics sector.
Now, if you are wondering how we can promote the circular economy using waste, in this post we will explain how in Teide we are committed to the circular economy and how we can apply it to our businesses.
What is circular economy?
The circular economy is a form of production that considers the reuse, repair, and recycling of materials to create new products without having to resort to new materials. In this way, we do not generate as much waste, and we contribute to a reduction in energy consumption.
How does the refractory sector contribute to the circular economy?
One of the ways in which we can contribute to the circular economy without having to go fully into recycling is by using high quality materials with a long useful life.
At Teide Refractory Solutions we follow a sustainable production process using long-lasting ceramic materials, thus reducing the level of waste and maintenance.
Another practice that we can carry out to promote the circular economy and reduce the carbon footprint, is to use organic matter or biomass as fuel to produce ceramics, some examples of biomass that can be used for such materials are olive pits, orujillo or traditional sawdust.
How can we reuse ceramic waste?
Ceramic wastes are reusable and offer us numerous ways to apply them in our daily life. A very interesting practice that has been used for years is the use of this waste, once crushed, to fill light traffic roads, thus replacing raw materials such as gravel or sand that are commonly used for this type of project.
You were probably not aware of this fact, but in clay tennis courts, recycled ceramics are used. This material provides a granulated texture that allows to have a less slippery court of higher quality.
Another recycled material to which we can give different uses are the tiles, they can be used to build decorative objects or walls of a house with a modern style or to decorate a garden using the so recognized terracotta-colored ceramic substrates.
To achieve recognition as a brand or company value, it is interesting to do this type of practices to obtain sustainable certificates such as VERDE, BREEAM or LEED. As you can see, carrying out sustainable practices by reusing materials in a smart way is not a difficult task, with a little creativity and ingenuity we can contribute to a better world.
You can learn more about our circular economy on our website.