Ecodesign considerations to promote the circularity of plastics from electronics, vehicles, and construction and demolition

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Abstract

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous materials used in products. However, the way we currently produce, utilise, and dispose plastic is often unsustainable and inefficient. To improve the circularity of hazardous plastics, the NONTOX EU Horizon 2020 project (2019–2022) focused onplastics recycling in electronics, vehicles, and construction and demolition sector. To expand the understanding on ecodesign considerations to support plastic circularity in the focus sectors, several workshops were organised with stakeholders, and the resulting findings were further assessed in indepth interviews with selected experts with specific roles along the plastics value-chain. This paper studies the ecodesign guidelines, and develops them further to support the transformation in how we utilise plastics in production and consumption. To promote the targets of EU circular plastics strategy, general ecodesign recommendations were gathered for hazardous plastics, and more detailed considerations were produced in regard to specific life-cycle phases. Lastly, a website was produced to disseminate the recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS 5th PLATE Conference
EditorsKirsi Niinimäki, Kirsti Cura
Place of PublicationEspoo, Finland
PublisherAalto University
Pages617-625
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-64-1367-9
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed conference publication
EventProduct Lifetimes and the Environment - Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 31 May 20232 Jun 2023
Conference number: 5
https://www.plateconference.org/plate-2023-conference/

Publication series

NameAalto University publication series ART + DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE
PublisherAalto University
Number3
Volume2023
ISSN (Electronic)1799-4861

Conference

ConferenceProduct Lifetimes and the Environment
Abbreviated titlePLATE
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityEspoo
Period31/05/202302/06/2023
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