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Session 4b mats_linder_approaches for innovation and material selection from a circular economy perspective

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OECD Global Forum on Environment - Plastics in a Circular Economy, 29-31 May 2018

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Session 4b mats_linder_approaches for innovation and material selection from a circular economy perspective

  1. 1. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy Approaches for innovation and material selection from a circular economy perspective Dr. Mats Linder
  2. 2. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy Need to treat the causes, not the symptoms The plastics system is iconically linear with significant negative consequences
  3. 3. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design – 3 core design principles DESIGN OUT WASTE & POLLUTION KEEP PRODUCTS & MATERIALS IN USE REGENERATE NATURAL SYSTEMS
  4. 4. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy The New Plastics Economy – an ambitious vision for a system that works long-term
  5. 5. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy 100% of plastics have to be… REUSABLE RECYCLABLE COMPOSTABLE RECYCLABLE AGAIN
  6. 6. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy A grand design challenge to transform the plastic packaging market Rethinking packaging formats, materials, collection & sorting, and recycling technologies
  7. 7. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy
  8. 8. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy Creating a system that works demands a new approach • Common vision, definitions and transparency on progress • Tools for material selection and delivery model design • New technologies and innovations to expand scope of what’s possible 1 2 3 Product designer Infra- structure owner Technology innovator Demand
  9. 9. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy A rapid build-up of momentum for a new plastics economy Demand
  10. 10. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy A ‘Global Declaration on Plastics’ to create common vision and definitions 1 Transparency and credibility Common vision Recognition of highest ambition levels Support Supported by common definitions on terms like ‘recyclable’ (Global Plastics Protocol)
  11. 11. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy The Circular Design guide: applying design thinking paired with circular economy principles 2 For more information, contact: emily.scadgell@ellenmacarthurfoundation.org The Guide in brief • 24 methods • Videos & Case studies • Workshop packages • Circular Strategies • Circular Ventures www.circulardesignguide.com/ 12 September 2018: 4 new modules on Smart material choices • Developed in collaboration with C2CPII • Will help designers rethink material selection and design from a systems perspective • Pre-launch webinar to be held in July
  12. 12. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy Innovative solutions to challenge status quo3 www.newplasticseconomy.org/innovation-prize Format & delivery model design October 2017 New material innovation January 2018 Recycling innovation (Bio)chemical recyclingTracers and markers
  13. 13. #NewPlasticsEconomyOECD – Plastics in a circular economy

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