VTT’s Discussion Paper will present a vision of the circular plastics economy and address the requirements for the change from a linear to a sustainable circular economy. The focus of the paper is on design for circularity, circular business models, recycling technologies and their benefits. We also consider replacing fossil resources with renewable raw materials and energy. The document has been developed in a working group comprising VTT’s top experts in the field of polymer design, plastics processing, product development, recycling technologies, and circular & bioeconomy. The work has been carried out through cross-disciplinary workshops and person-to-person brainstorming sessions.
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||40|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
|Series||VTT Discussion paper|
Tenhunen, A., & Pöhler, H. (Eds.) (2020). A Circular Economy of Plastics: A vision of redesigning plastics value chains. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Discussion paper https://doi.org/10.32040/2020.978-951-38-8824-4