The pandemic will not stop the circular economy

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three dustbins; Photo: PantherMedia / Nikola Obradovic

Photo: PantherMedia / Nikola Obradovic

According to a study conducted by consulting company Conversio, some 250 million tons of plastic waste are produced every year. Of these only 20% are recycled and kept in the loop.

The processing of plastics from post-consumer waste streams requires special know-how, but still offers great potential worldwide. Photo: mtm plastics

"Low recycling ratios are also primarily related to poor sorting efficiency. We want to change this with the digital watermark for plastics."

– Gian De Belder, recycling specialist at Procter & Gamble.

Every day, Hündgen sorts 30 truckloads of light packaging waste in Swisttal/Germany and prepares it for various recycling routes. Photo: K-PROFI

The United Nations assume that the number of inhabitants will go up to 9.5 billion by 2050. This is two billion more than today.

Attractively designed baskets made of 100% recycled goods are well received by consumers. Photo: DSD

Barbara Brockmann (Institute of Production Systems, TU Dortmund)

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