Chemical Plastics Recycling

Chemical plastics recycling – potentials and development prospects

Newsflash, 30th July 2020

IN4climate.NRW: Diskussionspapier Industriezukunft
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Position paper »Shaping the future of the industrial sector«

The discussion paper of the state initiative IN4climate.NRW deals with potentials and development perspectives for the chemical recycling of plastic waste as a contribution to the defossilisation of the chemical and plastics processing industry in NRW. For this purpose, essential technology routes and options are described and the state-of-the-art is assessed. In addition, first ecological effects and advantages are estimated and possible mass flows, quantity structures and market conditions are outlined. Open questions and the need for further investigation provide the basis and framework for further studies.

The reference framework of the paper is a holistic understanding of the changes in energy and industrial systems and their consequences for the ecological-economic evaluation.

Source: IN4climate.NRW (Hrsg.) 2020: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR: The expansion of renewables at competitive electricity prices as a key factor in climate neutrality