04/13/2021 | Process Innovation
Circularity is one of the megatrends featured in Highlight Sessions at ACHEMA Pulse. Can the plastics industry succeed in reusing its products in a reasonable way? And what types of recycling are there anyway?
We talked to Dr Andreas Kicherer, Director Corporate Sustainability at BASF.
Is chemical recycling the ultimate answer to plastic waste?
Why don’t we just recycle everything chemically? If you break the polymer down anyway, you need not worry about any impurities.
Is chemical recycling applicable in devel-oping countries where waste collection and separation isn’t all that elaborate?
How about the production of pyrolysis oil? Have you changed your supply chains, and have there been new business alliances along the way?
Chemical recycling is criticised as greenwashing because it is very energy intensive. What do you answer to this?
You explained very well that chemical recycling is only part of the whole plastics world. What would be your guess about the share of chemical recycling ten years from now?
Questions asks by Kathrin Rübberdt
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