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Circular economy for durable products and materials : the recycling of plastic building products in Germany ; status quo, potentials and recommendations

  • The construction sector is the second largest area for the application for plastics. Due to the long life times of construction products, the implementation of the circular economy faces its own challenges. To investigate this challenge, the study covers a market study for Germany, voluntary take-back and recycling schemes of construction products, as well as the use of plastic recyclates in construction products. In addition, plastic packaging of construction products is covered. Opportunities and barriers to the use of recycled plastics in construction products are derived from the intersection of available technologies, recyclate supply, and technical requirements for construction products. The report concludes with recommendations toThe construction sector is the second largest area for the application for plastics. Due to the long life times of construction products, the implementation of the circular economy faces its own challenges. To investigate this challenge, the study covers a market study for Germany, voluntary take-back and recycling schemes of construction products, as well as the use of plastic recyclates in construction products. In addition, plastic packaging of construction products is covered. Opportunities and barriers to the use of recycled plastics in construction products are derived from the intersection of available technologies, recyclate supply, and technical requirements for construction products. The report concludes with recommendations to various stakeholders on how to promote the use of recyclates in construction products and their packaging. Important points here are the introduction of a recyclate quota for films as construction product packaging and the description of recycling possibilities and recyclate content in the technical documentation of construction products.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Peer-Reviewed Article
Author:Phillip Bendix, Hermann Achenbach, Petra Weißhaupt, Daniela Eckert, Ines Oehme, Holger Berg
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-79617
DOI (citable link):https://doi.org/10.1007/s10163-022-01406-9
Year of Publication:2022
Language:English
Source Title (English):Journal of material cycles and waste management
Volume:24
First Page:1432
Last Page:1443
Divisions:Kreislaufwirtschaft
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
OpenAIRE:OpenAIRE
Licence:License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International