Circular EconomyPLUS: Recommendations for action for a German Circular Economy Strategy


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A contribution to the discussion on a circular economy for plastics moderated by PlasticsEurope Deutschland e. V.

With the necessary transformation into a circular economy with plastics, the plastics industry is facing a far-reaching paradigm shift. Plastics Europe would like to drive this change forward. In the first half of 2022, as part of an initiative by Plastics Europe Deutschland, leading experts in the field of circular economy with plastics have developed recommendations for action for the German circular economy strategy announced in the latest coalition agreement in 2021 after intensive consultations. Plastics Europe Deutschland took the role of a moderator in this discussion process in order to guarantee recommendations for action on a technical and scientific basis.

With this paper we would like to initiate a discussion process and actively accompany the circular economy strategy and thus also the transformation path for our industry.

PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V. sowie Prof. Dr. André Bardow, Professor für Energie- und Prozesssystemtechnik, Departement Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik, ETH Zürich. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten, Leiter des Instituts für Kunststofftechnik der Universität Stuttgart. Dipl.-Phys. Michael Carus, CEO nova-Institut für politische und ökologische Innovation GmbH, Hürth. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann, Leiter des Instituts für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV), RWTH Aachen. Prof. Dr. mont. Reinhold W. Lang, Leiter Institute of Polymeric Materials and Testing, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz. Dr. Markus Schopf, Public Affairs Advisor. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Stapf, Leiter des Instituts für Technische Chemie (ITC), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). Dr. Henning Wilts, Abteilungsleiter Kreislaufwirtschaft, Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH.
Date of publication
Nov 2022
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