The 3R rule becomes the 7R with circular economy

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The 3R rule has been one of the most basic concepts of sustainability globally for years.
When the evidence that production resources had a clear limit began to become more and more visible, it was decided that it was time to start educating the consumer on how to begin to put solutions to the lack of sustainability in the consumer society.

What is the 3R rule?

The 3R rule was part of the proposal put forward by the G8 in 2004. It consisted of highlighting the benefits of "reduce, reuse and recycle" by presenting these actions as steps in the life cycle of consumer goods and means of production.

The current global situation shows that although these three ideas were a recurring message at the time, they have not been sufficient to solve the problem of the lack of sustainability on the planet.

This is why the possibility of expanding the vision of the 3Rs to 7 is proposed, so that the cycle is completed with points that were not contemplated before.

The 7R and Dareels Rule

The 3r rule

Dareels' philosophy is reflected in the need for a committed environmentalism in all aspects, from the acquisition of raw materials and the production of new parts, to consumption at home. That is why Dareels can be found in several of the points of the expanded version of the 3Rs; the 7Rs.

  1. Redesign: The change process must start from scratch. If products are designed with the intention of being sustainable, they will optimize the entire cycle. Dareels is actively involved in designing parts that respect the environment and take full advantage of all the benefits of being part of the sustainability cycle.
  2. Reduce: Reduce consumption by encouraging responsible purchasing. Educate consumers to value the quality and origin of products over quantity. This reduces the level of waste and its impact on the planet.
  3. Reuse: Extending the useful life of products by finding them a new function, once again avoiding compulsive and wild consumption. Many of Dareels' designs are committed to versatility, so that changing a space does not necessarily mean changing the furniture, such as the Erosi and Cora consoles, which can equip a living room, a hallway, or even complete a hallway with style.
  4. Repair: Avoid discarding items that can be put back into service after repair. This saves raw materials, means of production, and reduces waste.
  5. Renew: Giving a new face to those products that have become old or out of fashion, can also motivate to prolong their use.
  6. Recover: A previously used material can be reintroduced as a raw material into the production process, such as Dareels teak wood, which comes from old buildings in Jaba, Indonesia, and is prepared for introduction into the production process of new quality products.
  7. Recycling: The exercise of correctly disposing of waste to enable its recovery in production is a vitally important point in which everyone can collaborate.

Measures for a sustainable home

Living a sustainable lifestyle is a decision that more and more people are making, due to increased education on ecology and sustainability since the G8 in 2004 and beyond.

Some tips to try to go a step further and reduce the carbon footprint from home, can be details when dealing with cleaning and hygiene, such as promoting the use of products in concentrated and water-soluble format, solid soaps and shampoos, or biodegradable materials with less environmental impact.

It is also recommended to use glass containers, which are more durable than plastic, easier to wash, and to use them at the time of purchase; bulk consumption is also recommended.

As for the materials that make up the home, it is always best to make sure that they have been manufactured responsibly, preferably with recycled raw materials, such as reclaimed wood, or textiles whose plastics are recycled, or vegetable fibers from sustainable crops.