The new publiction of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation "The new plastics economy - rethinking the future of plastics" is reporting about the Polymark project. This EU-funded project is a three-year research project funded by the European Commission with the aim of developing a new technology that will enable the identification and sorting of polymers, including PET, in the high-value plastics waste stream. Petcore Europe is part of the Polymark consortium.
"Concrete and game-changing steps have to be taken for us to achieve the future we want anchored in the SDGs. I therefore welcome wholeheartedly the bold ideas, ambitious objectives and comprehensive action plan presented in this report. If implemented, it could make an important contribution to transforming this important sector of the global economy." H. E. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly for the 70th session
The report is the result of a three-year effort led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with the World Economic Forum and supported by McKinsey & Company, and was presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
To view the report, please click here: http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/assets/downloads/EllenMacArthurFoundation_NewPlasticsEconomy_21-1-2016.pdf.
For Polymark, have a look at pages 36 and 57.
(World Economic Forum, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and McKinsey & Company, The New Plastics Economy – Rethinking the future of plastics, 2016, http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/publications )