GOING FULL CIRCLE
The natural world works in cycles, but humans have been slow to adopt this approach to our own relationship with the planet. It’s now crucial that we move away from our linear, ‘take, make and dispose’ approaches and adopt circular ones to ensure we live within our means.
There are four key ways in which we’ve moved away from one-use and into circularity. Firstly, we use natural and existing resources as much as possible. We then source materials and consumables that are both well-produced and created nearby.
We make a point of using long-lasting instead of throwaway items. And finally, we reuse, repurpose or recycle before we even consider discarding something. We’re proud to put this into practice throughout the QO. It’s the force behind our greenhouse – the core of our living building – where you can see the concept brought to life.