Tomra Sorting Recycling, the Germany-based manufacturer of sensor-based sorting systems, has published a new e-book, “The Plastics Value Chain,” sharing ideas for reducing plastic waste throughout the plastics value chain. The free-to-download publication addresses how wider adoption of a circular economy is not only vital for our environment but also can bring new business opportunities.
The company says its latest e-book acknowledges that plastic has become essential in our lives because of its many advantages, but adds that action is needed to prevent the growing threat plastic waste is posing to our oceans and marine life. The crux of the matter, according to the e-book, is what we do with the plastic after use and how plastics re-enter the circular economy. By implementing effective measures in the plastics value chain, we can ensure the long-term health of our economies, communities and environment, Tomra says.
The e-book identifies some actions key industry stakeholders in the plastics value chain—chemical and plastics manufacturers, consumer goods companies, retailers, consumers, waste management companies, recycling facilities and legislators—can take to prevent further environmental damage.
Beyond the environmental benefits of recycling, the e-book observes how positive economic shifts also can be expected, Tomra says. Economies that once used the linear model are embracing new business opportunities through advanced sorting technologies that purify and deliver high-quality recyclates, the company adds.
The e-book can be downloaded at www.tomra.com/pvc-ebook.