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Flyer

Brief information about the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy

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Our goals, research projects and contact persons of Fraunhofer CCPE at a glance.

Position Papers

Researchers take position and evaluate topics.

 

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Self-check of the Circular Readiness Level CRL® of products and product systems

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How can products and product systems be made more circular? Which fields of action play a role here? How can this be tested? Fraunhofer CCPE researchers developed the Self-Check Tool Circular Readiness Level® (CRL) precisely for these questions. The CRL® is a web-based tool for self-validation, with which companies can assess the maturity of products or product systems in terms of the Circular Economy. It tests to what extent a product already addresses the strategies of the Circular Economy in the fields of product design, product service system, end-of-life management and closed-loop recycling and where there is still potential for improvement. The Self-check is aimed at all actors along the life cycle of products and available online as a tool for companies to validate themselves: https://ccpe.iml.fraunhofer.de/selfcheck/

Recycling of used face masks

Old Face masks can be recycled into materials, which in turn can be used to make new masks. This is how the iCycle® process works. The thermochemical process for material separation was developed at Fraunhofer UMSICHT in Sulzbach-Rosenberg. Plastics and other organic components are thermally decomposed in an oxygen-free atmosphere. In this way, not only are contained metals or fibers gently exposed, but also high calorific value energy sources in the form of oil and gas are obtained. The colleagues explain exactly how this works in the video. More information about the face mask recycling technology iCycle®: https://www.umsicht-suro.fraunhofer.de/en/Our_Solution/iCycle.html

Let's make plastics more sustainable!

This is how a circular economy for plastics works

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Plastic is currently the subject of much discussion in our society. Yet plastic is light, stable, inexpensive and versatile, and has become an important part of our everyday lives. The solution: a circular economy for plastics. Here's how it could work.

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