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.
Explore the assessment: https://ocean.economist.com/rethinking-plastics/assessment/
Check out the infographic on policy pathways: https://ocean.economist.com/rethinking-plastics/infographic/
Read the full briefing paper: https://ocean.economist.com/rethinking-plastics/briefing-paper/
More on the ocean economy:
- Speaking at Dubai International Food Safety Conference
- World Fisheries Day
- The ocean must be part of global climate conversations
- Webinar: Enhancing stewardship for the safe, sustainable use of the ocean
- Speaking at the World Biodiversity Summit, a COP26 side event