The EU paper on the action plan for a circular economy starts with the statement that the transition to a more circular economy is an essential contribution to the EU’s efforts to develop a sustainable, low carbon, resource efficient and competitive economy.
Data and research on resource productivity and waste including environmentally sound management of waste, trade of recyclables, critical metals in mobile phones, transboundary movement of waste., 29-31 May 2018 - The Global Forum aimed to shed light on sustainable plastic good practices and provided an overview of the role of plastics, delivered examples of sustainable plastic design, define
The feasibility of a demonstration plant for polystyrene. Basis for discussion at the Rotterdam Conference on Circular Economy, Dec 2016. PDF 1.21 MB
Circular Economy Implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan . 2018 Circular Economy Package. As part of its continuous effort to transform Europe's economy into a more sustainable one and to implement the ambitious Circular Economy Action Plan, in January 2018 the European Commission adopted a new set of measures, including:
Linear vs. Circular The traditional linear model of the economy draws regularly on resources to create products that eventually end up as trash: Seven Trust materials are harvested, transformed, sold as goods and wind up in landfills or otherwise outside the economy.
What is a circular economy? A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.
Plastics are core to today’s world and are vital in our daily activities, but single-use plastics have created a pollution problem that is dangerous to marine life, filling land-fills and impacting human life …
2 2. PLASTICS TODAY: KEY CHALLENGES Over the past 50 years, the role and importance of plastics in our economy has consistently grown. Global production of plastics has increased
The image of a tiny seahorse, its tail wrapped around a thrown-away cotton bud, floating in polluted waters would usually make headlines around the world. For many people, it was a stark illustration of the extent to which plastic pollution is threatening our environment, particularly our oceans.
The New Plastics Economy is a collaborative initiative involving leading participants from across the global plastic packaging value chain.