Plastics are one of the largest group of raw materials. In fact, plastics production by volume outweighs the production of all metals combined. The circularity of raw materials has been in the spotlights in recent years, as it is one of the main pillars of sustainability together with greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycling from waste is the most important tool to make raw materials circular. At the same time, the CO2 emission associated with the production of plastics can be reduced by 50 to 80% through recycling compared to production from fossil fuels. Given the fact that approx. half of the global CO2 emission is related to the production of raw materials, these savings are significant. Click here to view and download the full article.
Link to item internal/external