Plastic recycling: Facts and figures
A life without plastics is hard to imagine today. But what should we do with the many millions of tons of used plastic products? The solution is to increase recycling
publication date23TH MARCH 2021
INFOGRAPHIC MAXIMILIAN NERTINGER
Dumped, incinerated, recycled, in use
Utilization of all plastics produced worldwide between 1950 and 2015 (polymers, resins, synthetic fibers, and additives) in millions of tons
Roland Geyer et al.: “Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made” (2017), Science Advances
22nd March 2021
The plastic cycle
On the path to achieving a true circular economy: Evonik is working on innovative processes in order to reduce plastic waste.
Pathways to the circular economy
Bernhard Bauske and Ingo Sartorius discuss the steps that are needed for the optimal recycling of plastic.
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.
Raiders of the lost plastic
Patrick Stenner works on processes that fish microplastics out of waste water. Electrochemistry is the key.