Solving the plastic challenge

Mona Arnold

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Between 1950 and 2014 plastic production increased 20- fold. This trend has continued at an even steeper pace and production is forecast to almost quadruple by 2050. As a lightweight and durable material with excellent insulation properties, plastics have many beneficial uses bringing about significant economic and technical benefits. However, after use, the major part of plastics ends up discarded in into the environment and only a small part is currently recycled. Yearly, 8 Mton end up in the oceans.
Finland is seen as a forerunner in developing Circular economy solutions. Finland was the first country to publish a circular economy roadmap and recently also published its roadmap for sustainable plastics management.
Achieving a circularity in the currently linear life cycle of plastics requires the correct set of procedures along the entire value chain.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2019
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventTaiwan Circular Economy Summit - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 14 Oct 201916 Oct 2019


ConferenceTaiwan Circular Economy Summit
CountryTaiwan, Province of China

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