Sustainability: what are we leaving for the next generations
Sustainability is one of the most important issues for the industry. The companys ability to improve processes and develop quality standards that contribute to resource management are competitive assets. And more than brand visibility, these actions open markets.
In this sense, companies have been adapting to demands, seeking novelties, and proposing solutions that contribute to sustainability in production and consumption.
A culture of sustainability makes it possible to avoid many problems. Discover some of the topics below.
Scarcity of food and raw materials
In recent years, companies have been facing difficulties in the acquisition of inputs and raw materials. If there are no effective actions, there is a great risk of food shortages, in addition to a lack of inputs throughout the production chain, including its final packaging.
Factors such as the pandemic and new eating habits influenced the direction of the industry. Food shortages in fragile industries, and the breakdown of the production chain, are some of the effects of the crises.
These are the moments when innovations are necessary. Trends tell us, among other things, that there is a demand for consumer products in small portions. A trend that shows us the need for more conscious consumption, avoiding waste, and the correct disposal of food.
Lack of access to clean water
When we talk about sustainability, we are referring to the effects of our own consumption on available natural resources. And more than that, what is the effect on future generations.
In this sense, there is no way to ignore the fundamental role of drinking water in the context of sustainability. With problems such as climate change, lack of policies regarding basic sanitation, and waste, water can become increasingly scarce. And this directly affects our survival.
Some solutions are long-term, with public policies aimed at better use and treatment of our water, environmental protection in the sense of preserving our springs from human interference, and also work to raise awareness among the population.
According to data from Abrelpe - Brazilian Association of Public Cleaning and Special Waste Companies - Brazil increased its annual production of solid waste from 66 million tons in 2010 to 79 million tons in 2019; a growth of 20%.
This scenario leads to reflection on the need for recycling.
Societys ability to recycle its waste is one of the main indicators that make it, or not, a sustainable society. But what is recycling?
Recycling consists of the process of collecting and transforming solid waste, transforming its physical-chemical state so that it can be reused, both as raw material and as a new product.
In Brazil, the most recycled material is aluminum, with around 55% of all production coming from recycled aluminum. It is up to us to extend the recycling culture to other materials, also disposing of them correctly.
Actions in favor of sustainability
Learn about some actions to put your company on the path of sustainability:
Management of resources and waste in production
Means to eliminate pollution resulting from processes
Environmental and quality certifications
Publication of reports that demonstrate strategies in the area of sustainability
Sustainable energy sources
All these actions generate satisfaction among the public, who identify with the companys values of environmental responsibility.
Profills works to offer innovative solutions for the consumer, connected with sustainability. We are proud to offer a variety of solutions that reduce food waste and the generation of waste in the environment. Furthermore, we are constantly updating to meet the 17 goals of sustainable development brought by the UN.
Learn more about our actions in the area of sustainability. Go to https://profills.com/projetos/sustentabilidade/