Recycling technologies that make plastic sustainable
"Plastic makes our world more sustainable." This is the sentence pronounced by Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro. Instead, it is widely believed that plastic is one of the main causes of pollution on the planet. We read news of masses consisting of plastic that float in the oceans and is under the eyes of all the plastic waste abandoned on the land that, ingested by fish or animals, become part of the human food chain.
But here is the real point of the question: don't let plastic become waste.
The essential role of plastic in sustainability
Plastic is the material of our time. Its ductility, malleability and lightness allow you to create safe, light and low-consumption means of locomotion. Plastic creates biomedical devices that save lives every day. Every object that improves daily life, increases the efficiency of buildings, makes our cities more livable, has polymeric components inside.
Only if you design products with a view to the circular economy can you turn waste into a resource? The circular economy teaches us to design a product thinking first of all about what we can do with this object when we will no longer use it.