Ecosystem analysis for the plastic chemical recycling value chain. Value creation in a regional setting

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Recycling is a key way to reduce the environmental impact of plastics waste. For optimal effectiveness, it is important to concomitantly develop both recovery and recycling technologies as well as functioning value chains and ecosystems. Economy of scale is an important factor for impact; actors within the plastics recycling value chain have noted the necessary collaboration between waste collection and recycling systems, and with
potential users of the recyclate. While waste collection and processing is typically carried out on a local or regional basis, technological innovations driven by directives and sustainability commitments shift resource circularity systems towards the international arena and drive the formation of partnerships
in wider geographical settings. The capacity of a plastics recycling ecosystem to operate agilely in a local setting and efficiently in a global context is vital for its success.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXXIII ISPIM Innovation Conference "Innovating in a Digital World"
Subtitle of host publicationLUT Scientific and Expertise Publications
PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-335-694-8
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2022
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventXXXIII ISPIM Innovation Conference: Innovating in a Digital World - RAdisson Blu Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 5 Jun 20228 Jun 2022 (Proceeding submissions)

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SeriesLUT Scientific and Expertise Publications: Research Reports


ConferenceXXXIII ISPIM Innovation Conference
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  • circular business ecosystem; plastic waste; chemical recycling


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