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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Price excl. VAT and postage Germany 5,00 EUR International 5,00 EUR Order now Topics Source: David Mark; pixabay.com A mindset change is neededWith its current report, the Circular Buildings Coalition wants to show the way to more circular buildings. Source: pexels.com; ashok sharma Developmental crises: lessons from the HimalayasDevelopment 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 cellsBy using a new method, precious metals can be efficiently recovered from thin-film solar cells. Source: Alexa; pixabay.com Good for environment and economyAlthough reuse is second in the waste hierarchy, in many cases manufacturers still rely on disposable products. Source: PIRO; pixabay.com Keeping to the boundariesScientists show that high recycling rates combined with the use of biomass and CO2 could lead to sustainable plastics production Source: _INESby; pixabay.com Making WEEE circular everywhereWhile 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 commonplaceGhana-based startup AppCyclers has developed a web- and app-based solution for local e-waste management. Source: E. Zillner Not a question of priceDeposit systems are becoming increasingly popular. However, not with beverage producers, who are worried about their sales. Source: Leandro De Carvalho; pixabay.com PVC moves towards sustainabilityThe 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 circularSustainable 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 recyclingThe SeeElefant is a concept for a cargo ship that is to be converted into a processing ship for recycling plastic waste. Source: stokpic; pixabay.com The consequences elsewhereFor years, the EU has been working to become circular. However, the measures taken also have an impact on other countries.
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