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Studies

Material flow analysis plastics in Germany 2021: Facts and figures on the life cycle of plastics

In addition to data on the production and converting of plastics in Germany, the study also offers facts and figures on the production and use of recycled materials.

 

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Plastics in the Environment: Special Report "Pellet Losses"

The special report provides an initial estimate of how many pellets end up in the environment.

 

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Report: Plastics in the Environment in Germany

The report maps the input and fate of plastic waste in the terrestrial as well as aquatic environment.

 

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Study: Plastics-related waste streams in Germany

Based on the year 2019, the analysis identifies previously unused waste streams for mechanical recycling.

 

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Study: Material Flow Analysis for Plastics in Germany 2019

The material flow analysis, which has been known for years, now also provides information on the production and processing of recyclates.

 

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Study: Potential for the Use of Recycled Plastics in the Production of Plastics Packaging

The study looks at the market situation for recyclates and identifies hurdles to be overcome for more recyclate use.

 

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Report: Model for the Documentation of Land-sourced Plastic Litter

This modelling approach addresses the question of what quantities of plastic waste enter the oceans and through which paths.

 

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Study: Plastic Parts from ELVs

The study provides an overview of the status quo of the treatment of plastic waste from end-of-life vehicles in Europe.

 

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Report: Analysis of hydropower plants - MicBin joint project, work package 4.1

This sub-report is about the analysis of the amount of plastic discharged at barrages and hydropower plants.

 

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Study: Global Plastics Flow 2018

A pilot study that for the first time provides facts and figures on global plastic flows from production to waste treatment.

 

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Study: Thermal Processes for Feedstock Recycling of Plastics Waste

Boundnary conditions, under which plastic-relevant waste streams, that are not recycled today, could be recycled by feedstock recycling processes.

 

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Study: Titanium Dioxide in Plastics in Germany

The study is the first to provide concrete comprehensive data for the use of TiO2 in Germany.

 

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Study: Plastics Flow in Germany 2017

For the first time, this material flow analysis, which has been known for years, also determines in detail the quantities of recyclates produced and processed.

 

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Study: Collection and Management of EPS and XPS Waste in 2016 in Germany in the Packaging and Building Industries

The study provides a complete EPS-/XPS-material flow of packaging and construction waste in Germany

 

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Study: Potentials for Increasing Mechanical Recycling of Plastic Packaging - Recycling Friendly Design, Sorting Technology

An analysis of how much DfR could contribute without loss of function.

 

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Report: Methods and Tools to Ecodesign of Plastic Packagings

An evaluation of existing tools and methods for ecodesign

 

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