Sustainability News – September 2019
Saving resources and reducing waste in the environment are drivers of the transformation from a linear to a circular economy. CE approaches promote the reuse of materials and thereby enable a more future-oriented handling of our planet’s precious resources. To cope with the structural disruption, however, stakeholders from economy, society and actors across all value chains need to work closely together. In this process, solutions of the chemical industry can point the way towards a sustainable future. “The transition from a linear to a more circular economy will bring significant changes to business models and value drivers across many industries,” says Talke Schaffranek, Director Applied Sustainability at BASF, who manages the implementation of circular economy strategy in the company. “Chemistry will be an enabler to close loops in value chains.”
This issue of Sustainability News highlights BASF’s projects that contribute to circular economy. Read about the mass balance workshop at BASF in Ludwigshafen on September 23 at which over 90 international experts discussed topics around recycling and circularity. Further, learn about how BASF co-operates with partners to develop a recycling process for lithium-ion batteries and how BASF Gastronomy reduces food waste by recycling.
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