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Less waste of resources, less waste, less emissions—the chemical industry is contributing to the establishment of a sustainable circular economy by helping to close energy and material cycles. Photo: Christian Lohfink / Upfront

Less waste of resources, less waste, less emissions—the chemical industry is contributing to the establishment of a sustainable circular economy by helping to close energy and material cycles. Photo: Christian Lohfink / Upfront

Polymer

Lignin: a natural talent

Lignin has long been considered a waste product of papermaking. Yet the biopolymer has great potential.

The circular economy

How plastic recycling works

A sustainable cycle: Innovative technologies are needed for the recycling of plastic — an overview.

Plastic

Turning emissions into raw materials

Evonik researchers are working to use emissions of the steel industry for the production of plastic.

Video

Recycling

Long live plastic

Evonik researchers are working to develop a process for chemical recycling that will make it possible to recycle PET plastic waste.

Recycling

The plastic cycle

On the path to achieving a true circular economy: Evonik is working on innovative processes in order to reduce plastic waste.

The circular economy

Plastic recycling: Facts and figures

A sustainable cycle: The recycling of plastic requires innovative technologies. An overview.

Plastic

Pathways to the circular economy

Bernhard Bauske and Ingo Sartorius discuss the steps that are needed for the optimal recycling of plastic.

Foresight

A material that promotes recycling

From sustainable sports shoes to the circular economy of toothbrushes: Björn Theis talks about the potential of monomaterials.

The circular economy

Closing the circle

Lauren Kjeldsen is promoting circularity at Evonik. The ultimate aim is to create a fully functioning circular economy that works without fossil fuels.

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