Our consulting services are aimed at businesses that intend to undertake or strengthen their environmental strategies, develop sustainable products and learn about the materials of the circular economy.
The requests of our customers are very specific! And so we answer to them with specific solutions.


Depending on the product and the target market. We introduce you new innovative sustainable material solutions, that highlight the advantages and disadvantages, the characteristics and aesthetic qualities.
We have a constantly updated database with over 1800 sustainable materials from 42 countries. Each material is cataloged for its environmental properties: origin, from renewable sources and non-renewable, natural, recycled, organic, recyclable or non-recyclable, biodegradable and compostable. In addition, for each material we know the environmental and technical characteristics than the company that produces it.
The materials are divided by type and main applications: you can look at, touch and smell them.
Once you have chosen the materials, we put you in touch with companies that produce them and if you want we can support you to develop new product.
Our consulting activity is based on all international principles of sustainable design.

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We do a check! Every day, thanks to our Observatory, we looking for sustainable products at the international level: we have now a database composed of 1700 products from 60 different countries! Each product is subdivided by category and typology: we analyze the design, the materials and the technologies used. To present you a comprehensive overview of the companies of your industry sector that are using sustainable materials, we prepare a dedicated report. The report consists of sheets each one contains the company name, country of origin, photos and characteristics of products. You can customize the report and use it inside your company to present the survey results to the marketing, research and development, commercial and communication office. This is undoubtedly the best way to move towards a circular economy model for your company. servizi.matrec.02
To allow you to make all the appropriate assessments we achieve Trend Reports that allow us to highlight the sustainable materials trend used for different types of products. We are able to perform an analysis by region, country or individual companies, by material type used (recycled and natural materials) or for environmental characteristics. Some of our clients ask us quarterly report to be constantly updated about the sustainable market trend, where we highlight the most efficient models of circular economy and sustainable design already on the market. Reports can be customized for internal use of the company. In case you have more specific requirements, we are ready to listen.
This question was made by many companies in the past two years, because the cost of landfills is constantly increasing. This is what we do! First of all it is important for us to get information about your waste. Subsequently we carry out research to check if there are international companies that transform this waste into new sustainable material or product. We start from our database where we have classified all the materials and their origin. In some cases we find a solution that we present to the company. In other cases, we carry out research and development activity in order to understand how the waste can be enhanced. Thanks to the relationship we have with hundreds of companies  that transform waste into new products, we are able to verify if the waste could be used as "ingredient" for other sustainable materials. In any case, we evaluate the possibility to create a new material or product, identifying the best sector and the target use. Our approach is based on circular economy models that always try to move towards zero waste.
Regarding the circular economy we were among the first to develop a methodology for measuring the circularity of a product. Our methodology considers the economic and environmental aspects in terms of resources used such as materials. By collecting data on flows "input" and "output" throughout the product life cycle, we calculate the circularity of the product and we identify any critical point. You should consider that by measuring the circularity of a product you can also explore new marketing strategies, such as sales of service as a substitute to product sales. To let you know about our approach and the tools we have created, we suggest you read here.
We do a check! We need to know the materials you use. For each material we verify all the environmental characteristics. Subsequently we make a "map" to highlight the results obtained, any critical points and possibilities of improvement. On product's map some sustainable alternative materials are identified and so we can use it to explain to you which are the advantages and disadvantages with respect to market trends. Then we show you how much your product has improved in terms of environmental sustainability. MATREC - You can do it.07.EN   .
Great! Let's meet and talk. We will present to you the possible solutions that you can pursue. We show you some sustainable design projects we have carried out and so you can understand how we work, the path to the goal and the results we got. We'll show you a number of sustainable materials that you can touch and "smell" to get an idea about the texture and environmental and technical characteristics.
There are several possibilities. Depending on what you want to communicate and the goals you want to achieve, you can pursue different solutions. You can choose to create a communication-oriented only to sustainable material that you used, or create a communication on the overall value in terms of product sustainability.
To find out which national and international companies and institutions have chosen Matrec's consulting services, both for the search for new sustainable materials and for the creation of new sustainable and circular products click here. Want more information? Contact us.