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Title (Primary) Cascade use indicators for selected biopolymers: are we aiming for the right solutions in design for recycling (DfR) of bio-based composites and polymers?
Title (Secondary) 10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
Author Hildebrandt, J.; Bezama, A.; Thrän, D.;
Journal SDEWES Conference Proceedings
Year 2015
Department BIOENERGIE;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) Y11; T16;
Keywords Cross-scale Assessment; Cascade Use; Bio-based polymers; Design for Recyclability
Abstract From surveying current product development trends of bio-based polymers it can be observed
that design for recyclability sets priorities on developing bio-based thermosets for long lived
products segments, which are disposed through waste-to-energy paths, whereas thermoplastic
polymers are dropped into non-durable applications with high mechanical recycling quotas.
For tracing the deficits of recyclability of bio-based plastics in natural environments and the
circular economy prescriptive methods for the multi-sectoral context need to be established
and for tracing product utilization options in future recycling chains the scope of predictive
methods needs to be broadened. Therefore the aim of the proposed paper is to analyze the life
cycle engineering trends for biopolymers and the constraints of the recycling infrastructure for
plastic polymers from a systems perspective, and to give recommendations how cascade use
indicators can be introduced into the agenda for R&D projects to promote product life cycle
engineering in the bio-based economy towards meeting the circular economy goals.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=17084
Hildebrandt, J., Bezama, A., Thrän, D. (2015):
Cascade use indicators for selected biopolymers: are we aiming for the right solutions in design for recycling (DfR) of bio-based composites and polymers?
10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
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