Greater circularity and more efficient use of materials present new opportunities for further reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Together, European countries have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions significantly since 1990. Achieving climate neutrality by 2050, however, will demand additional and long-lasting climate mitigation strategies.Petrochemicals Antibacterial Graphene Textile
With materials management accounting for up to two thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions, one promising area for further reductions is the circular economy.
According to a recent briefing of the European Environment Agency (EEA), new methodological approach helps to identify circular efforts that can contribute to reducing emissions in any sector and has highlighted key ways to cut emissions in the buildings sector.
Chemical recycling is key in creating a circular economy for plastics, however, it is not a silver bullet. Many complementary solutions are needed to ensure full circularity, starting at the top of the waste hierarchy.
A lot more should be done to reduce the use of plastic, especially being mindful of “over-packaging” of products. After improving the eco-design of plastics produced, they should remain in use, in a circular system, while keeping key functionalities and properties for their designed application.Petrochemicals Antibacterial Graphene Textile
Chemical Recycling Europe and its members provide a solution to make plastics circular. We are developing a new range of recycling methods, often described as advanced recycling, to complement the current mechanical recycling efforts.
Organisers of the ITM 2021 textile machinery exhibition say that the Turkish textile industry has increased its textile exports during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will crown its success with the exhibition, which will be held from 22-26 June 2021.
“The Turkish textile industry made a righteous name for itself all over the world by playing a successful game during the troublesome coronavirus pandemic period,” organisers said in a statement.Petrochemicals Antibacterial Graphene Textile
“Turkey, coming to the fore especially in the field of production of masks and protective textiles, made happy textile machinery manufacturers be content through the continuation of the stability in textile machinery commerce.”
Almost all current recycling (98%) is open loop recycling, meaning the outputs have lower value applications (“down-cycling”) and hence don’t reduce the feedstock that is needed to manufacture the original product.
It is obvious that the plastics industry wants to move focus to recycling and circularity, however recycling in this open form simply isn’t helping to reduce our dependence on oil – from which most plastics are derived today.
We need to transition to a world where the plastics we make fit into a perfectly circular economy.Petrochemicals Antibacterial Graphene Textile
ICIS senior editor for recycling, Matt Tudball, gives an update on the European recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) market, including:
- Summer holidays impacting August monthly price discussions
- Mixed outlook for colourless and mixed coloured flake prices
- Market still reacting to EU’s €800/tonne non-recycled plastic packaging waste charge Petrochemicals Antibacterial Graphene Textile
Japan’s economy shrank by an annualised 27.8% in the second quarter, the sharpest contraction on record, as domestic consumption fell sharply due to coronavirus-related restrictions, official data showed on Monday. Petrochemicals Antibacterial Graphene Textile
On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted basis, this corresponds to a 7.8% drop in the GDP in the April-June period, preliminary estimates by the Cabinet Office showed.
The contraction in July marks the third straight month of contraction.
Private consumption, which makes up more than half the Japanese economy, fell by 8.2% in the second quarter from the previous three-month period.