Five drivers of circularity
One important aspect of fighting climate change, accumulating plastic waste and depleting resources is circularity—unlocking more value from the limited resources available and securing the future availability of natural resources. DSM is focusing on these five circular drivers:
- Reduce the use of critical resources
- Replace scare, hazardous, and potentially harmful resources
- Extend the lifetime of products
- Design for recyclability
- Recover waste streams
Currently, many polymer products are difficult to recycle directly because of their properties and mixes, not to mention national and regional legislation for recycling. For example, think about recycling a car—there is a big separation challenge when recycling its many parts. There are 30,000 parts in a modern car; 10,000 plastic parts, and great than 500 compounds. Therefore it is no surprise that a lot of polymers often end up in the environment.
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What is DSM doing to ensure recycling is facilitated correctly and directly? How can recycling be done in a commercially attractive way? How is DSM leveraging current and emerging technologies to increase use of recycled and bio-based materials solutions?
Sign up to attend the Advanced Materials Forum Europe, on Thursday, April 23, to learn the answers to these questions and more. During the free, 100% online event, Gerard Kwant, Senior Scientist Polymerization Process Technology, and member of the DSM Engineering Materials Sustainability team, will present the session A Realistic Roadmap for Sustainable Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling.
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