Extrusion International USA 3-2021

38 Extrusion International 3/2021 RECYCLING, CIRCULAR ECONOMY – FROM RESEARCH Today’s Waste becomes Tomorrow’s Resource – „Waste4Future“ paves New Ways for Plastics Recycling Keeping carbon in the cycle, thus avoiding plastic waste and emissions: That is the goal of the “Waste4Future” lighthouse project (© Fraunhofer IMWS) A sustainable society with climate-neutral processes requires signi fi cant adjustments in the value chains, which are only possible through innovations. Seven Fraunhofer Institutes are pooling their expertise in the lighthouse project “Waste4Future” to develop new solutions for this goal, from the rawmaterial base tomaterial fl ows and process engineering right to the end of a product’s life cycle. In particular, they want to increase energy and resource ef fi ciency in the use of plastics and thus pave the way for a chemical industry that requires fewer fossil rawmaterials and produces fewer emissions