On December 6, 2018, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) with several other industry partners published a new report titled “Plastics strategic research and innovation agenda in a circular economy.” The report “identifies the challenges in plastics circularity and defines the types of solutions needed to address them.” Further, the report discusses future research needs. The three main topics handled in the report include “circularity by design,” “circularity by recycling,” and “circularity by alternative feedstocks.”

SusChem’s co-authors on the report include “Cefic, PlasticsEurope, European Plastics Converters (EuPC), and the European Composites, Plastics and Polymer Processing Platform (ECP4).” The partners plan to “use this report as their main input to EU innovation policy on the circularity of plastics.” They further “hope this document will inspire an increase in number of collaborative projects as well as European and member states support for a full implementation of the solutions proposed.”

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SusChem (December 6, 2018). “New report issued by SusChem and partners: Robust agenda to achieve circularity of plastics.

PlastEurope (December 14, 2018). “Report outlines technology solutions to meet EU plastics strategy.


SusChem and others (December 6, 2018). “Plastics strategic research and innovation agenda in a circular economy.(pdf)