RiverRidge’s philosophy of Rethinking Resources is rooted in the concept of Circular Economies. Under this concept, communities move away from a singular layer life cycle for resources, namely produce, use, dispose and instead focus on the efficient use of materials through multi layered life cycles.
The effective separation of waste products at source forms the first part of a multi layered life cycle approach. Once separated the materials can be used to form a raw material for a secondary process and eventually re-enter the economy as a new and valuable resource. At the core of the Rethinking Resources concept is ensuring as much energy is released from resources prior to the final disposal and consequently displacing our reliance of use of fossil fuels.