Comparing Polymer Recycling Technologies for a Circular Plastic Economy

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This presentation summarizes the research article "Technical, Economic, and Environmental Comparison of Closed-Loop Recycling Technologies for Common Plastics" by Uekert et al. (ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2023) for a carpet industry audience. It covers the technical performance, environmental impacts, and costs of existing and emerging plastic recycling technologies, with a focus on those that are applicable to carpet materials such as polypropylene and polyester.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePresented at the CARE 21st Annual Conference, 25-26 April 2023, Orlando, Florida

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-6A20-85873


  • carpet
  • circular economy
  • life cycle assessment
  • plastic
  • recycling
  • technoeconomic analysis


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