RECYCLING magazine 03 / 2023

    Source: Sennebogen
    There is still hope for plastics to become more sustainable. However, they are not yet circular. The same goes for WEEE, especially in eastern European countries. And the option to reuse is still mainly being ignored by many manufacturers.

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    Source: David Mark;
    A mindset change is needed
    With its current report, the Circular Buildings Coalition wants to show the way to more circular buildings.
    Source:; ashok sharma
    Developmental crises: lessons from the Himalayas
    Development in the Himalayan region has gone ahead at a fierce rate in recent years.
    Source: Evonik-Catalysts
    Does chemical recycling hold the key to tackling plastic waste?
    Despite global efforts to increase recycling levels, plastic waste is growing on a startling scale.
    Source: Chalmers-University
    Gentle method enables recycling of solar cells
    By using a new method, precious metals can be efficiently recovered from thin-film solar cells.
    Source: Alexa;
    Good for environment and economy
    Although reuse is second in the waste hierarchy, in many cases manufacturers still rely on disposable products.
    Source: PIRO;
    Keeping to the boundaries
    Scientists show that high recycling rates combined with the use of biomass and CO2 could lead to sustainable plastics production
    Source: _INESby;
    Making WEEE circular everywhere
    While many industrialised countries have developed appropriate systems, there is still a lot of catching up to do in other regions.
    Source: AppCyclers
    Making e-waste recycling commonplace
    Ghana-based startup AppCyclers has developed a web- and app-based solution for local e-waste management.
    Source: E. Zillner
    Not a question of price
    Deposit systems are becoming increasingly popular. However, not with beverage producers, who are worried about their sales.
    Source: Leandro De Carvalho;
    PVC moves towards sustainability
    The most used type of plastic in construction is PVC. However, its advantages also make it the plastic that generates the most waste.
    Source: E. Zillner
    Recycling is not yet circular
    Sustainable plastics will not be achievable without disrupting an industry that does not take carbon emissions into account.
    Source: One Earth One Ocean e.V.
    The SeeElefant – a concept for unique recycling
    The SeeElefant is a concept for a cargo ship that is to be converted into a processing ship for recycling plastic waste.
    Source: stokpic;
    The consequences elsewhere
    For years, the EU has been working to become circular. However, the measures taken also have an impact on other countries.

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    RECYCLING magazine 03 / 2023

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