Belgium: Plastics Sus Chem Issues New Report for Circularity of Plastics
The fresh report titled ‘Plastics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in a Circular Economy’ aims to identify the challenges of plastics circularity and defines the types of solutions needed to address them.
Brussels/Belgium – In response to the European Plastics Strategy, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (Sus Chem) and its partners have issued a new report: Plastics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in a Circular Economy. This report identifies the challenges of plastics circularity and defines the types of solutions needed to address them. The report also mentions that future research is required in three main areas: Circularity by design, recycling and alternative feedstock.
Sus Chem Chairman, Dr. Markus Steilemann said, “The Plastics industry is committed to increase the resource efficiency of its production processes and to face the challenge of closing the circularity loop. The new Research and Innovation Agenda gives fresh impetus on the strongest way to drive progress along the plastics value chains by means of collaboration”.
The analysis from this report has helped to identify priorities, projects and the level of investment needed to achieve full circularity of plastics. Sus Chem and its partners – Cefic, Plastics Europe, European Plastics Converters and the European Composites, Plastics and Polymer Processing Platform (ECP4) – will use this report as their main input to the EU innovation policy on the circularity of plastics.