Researchers have successfully broken plastic into its molecular building blocks and recovered over 90% of them.
It’s a first step towards genuine plastic recycling. The chemical industry has a long tradition of producing polymers. This involves turning small molecular building blocks into long chains of molecules that bond together.
The Circularity Gap Report 2020 supports ACEN’s view as it points out that Sub-Saharan African countries – categorized alongside India and others as “BUILD” countries – have an enormous potential for circular practices. The report identifies three main pathways towards a more circular economy in BUILD countries
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only presented health challenges but has also led to unprecedented economic and societal challenges for which circular economy solutions can serve to curb.