GAIA | Return logistics
GAIA circular makes the circular economy a reality.
DISCOVER, DEVELOP, OPERATIONALIZE.
We ensure that products are retrieved and recycled. This concerns newly developed, circular, but also existing, non-circular products. In the latter category, we ensure that they meet quality criteria in order to be used again in a subsequent use phase. In this way we make the transition to a circular economy, step by step. We think it is important that you as a customer make an essential contribution to making products circular.
We do this for work clothing, safety shoes and other personal protective equipment, GAIA also applies its concept to office supplies. We collect, sort, dismantle and make new raw materials and / or products as much as possible. For circular products for 100%, for non-circular products for more than 80%. After all, every step better than dumping or burning is a step in the right direction.
An economy in which no raw materials are lost and no waste is generated. A circular economy. In which products are designed in such a way that raw materials or components remain available for the next use phase, without harmful effects to people and the environment. In which VALUE AND QUALITY are preserved.
JUST DO IT! THAT'S OUR CREDO
GAIA makes the circular economy a reality. DISCOVER, DEVELOP, OPERATIONALIZE. We ensure that products are retrieved and recycled. This concerns newly developed, circular, but also existing, non-circular products. In the latter category, we ensure that they meet quality criteria in order to be used again in a subsequent use phase. In this way we make the TRANSITION to a circular economy, STEP BY STEP.
DISTANCE FROM THE LABOR MARKET
GAIA focuses maximally on the regional deployment of people with a distance to the labor market and / or an occupational disability. In this way we offer you the opportunity to give substance to your objectives under the Participation Act.
THE METHOD OF GAIA circular!
How does all this work? GAIA will make agreements with you about making collection resources available and logistics. If sufficient material has been collected, please report this via firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then ensure that the products are collected from you quickly.
REFURBISHMENT AND RECYCLING
Your used work clothes, shoes and protective equipment may contain valuable raw materials that can be reused. As soon as the products arrive, they are included in the CIRMAR MATERIALS BANK. They are then hygienized, sorted and assessed on the basis of their composition and quality.
AS A COMPONENT OR AS A RAW MATERIAL
GAIA makes a choice as to how materials are reused after disassembly: as COMPONENT or as RAW MATERIAL, always for new products or if too much pollution is used as a secondary fuel. GAIA does not dispose of materials as waste unless necessary due to contamination hazards.
Products such as bags are made from work clothing, but the cloth is also fiberized to partly make new yarn and cloth. The leather of work shoes has a new application in, for example, automotive. If desired, even products can be made specifically for your company! GAIA works together with a number of partner companies on this.
Because many of your products have a logo attached, they are all treated as confidential material so that no logos are re-marketed.