Designing for Circularity from Cradle to Grave
Modern consumers want environmentally conscious products, and this trend is only expected to grow. Simultaneously, the call for enhanced producer responsibility is gaining momentum. There are a variety of material strategies that brand owners can use to reduce their environmental footprint. This session will guide you through the journey of developing products that incorporate post-consumer recyclate while keeping a product’s end of life in mind.
Plastic recycling is a fundamental piece of the circular economy. Join us to examine the challenges associated with integrating post-consumer recycled (PCR) content into plastic components, the implications of this content on processing, and the performance of parts. You will learn about innovative products that embody the principles of circularity, including aiming to minimize landfill waste using closed-loop product cycles.
You will walk away with:
- An understanding the challenges associated with incorporating post-consumer recycled plastic into parts
- Solutions to address these challenges to improve the likelihood that they will be overcome
- Ways to recognize actions in the design of products that facilitate closing the material loop