Plastic recycling technologies assessment

A wave of advanced recycling innovations has the potential to transform recycling practices, offering some important advantages over established mechanical technologies. I am the project director of a new assessment that has just been published, examining the distinguishing characteristics of a range of plastic recycling technologies. Produced by Economist Impact and supported by Dow, the in-depth assessment was informed by an advisory board and desk research.

The assessment covers 10 promising advanced recycling technologies and scores them on a range of indicators in five categories: applicability, quality of output, efficiency & sustainability, integration, and reach & scalability.

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