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Driving the transition of the appliance industry from a linear to a circular economy

Borealis is the first raw material supplier to have published a position paper for the appliances industry in support of the EU circular economy policy.
Plastics circularity in appliances

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Plastics Circularity in Appliances

Plastic use has increased twenty-fold in the past 50 years due to its excellent properties and benefits, such as functionality, durability and versatility. But since becoming indispensable in appliances, approximately 1Mt of plastic waste is now generated every year. To make sure these products avoid landfill, Borealis promotes the development of a circular economy through three key principles:

  1. Preserving and enhancing natural capital
  2. Circulating products, components and materials at their highest utility
  3. Creating only minimum waste and pollution

By enhancing material effectiveness through reuse, recycling and alternative feedstock, we can ensure the circularity of plastic. This means better environmental and economic outcomes while continuing to harness plastic’s many benefits.

Building on the three key principles, Borealis has identified seven ways to help transition from a linear to a circular economy in appliance manufacturing.

  1. Innovation
  2. Design for Circularity (DfC)
  3. End of Life
  4. Bio-based feedstock
  5. Packaging
  6. Digitalisation
  7. Collaboration

Want to know more about each of the above item?


Any further questions? Then please reach out to:

Gisela Lehner, Senior Application Marketing Manager - Appliances & Structured Products

Plastics circularity in appliances

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Plastics circularity in appliances © Borealis

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