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  • Proceedings of the FEICA webinar 'adhesives and sealants, enablers of the EU Green Deal'.pdf

    Uploaded October 14, 2020

    FEICA webinar 'adhesives and sealants, enablers of the EU Green Deal'

    These are the proceedings of the FEICA webinar which took place on 14 October 2020.

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  • Adhesives and Sealants in Support of the European Green Deal.pdf

    Uploaded May 23, 2020

    ASI, the Adhesives & Sealants Industry Journal, publishes FEICA article “Adhesives and Sealants in Support of the European Green Deal” in their May/June 2020 issue. The article is based on the message recently developed by the FEICA Advocacy Group. 

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  • Adhesives & sealants, enablers of the EU Green Deal.pdf

    Uploaded April 22, 2020

    Adhesives and sealants, enablers of the EU Green Deal

    Day by day, the adhesive and sealant industry is developing technologies to support a growing world population to live a better life and to use the planet’s resources responsibly and efficiently. Check out the latest FEICA publication on how our industry supports the EU Green Deal.

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  • A new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive green and digital Europe.pdf

    Uploaded March 12, 2020

    The European Commission published their Press Release on their New Industrial Strategy for Europe on 10 March 2020.

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  • The circular economy: The role of adhesives and sealants.pdf

    Uploaded February 28, 2020

    The circular economy: The role of adhesives and sealants

    Adhesives and sealants have been creating sustainable solutions for decades by enhancing the circularity of many products along their life cycles. The adhesive and sealant industry, committed to its sustainability vision, is therefore a key enabler in the development of the circular economy, collaborating across the value chains and with end customers to support societal change.

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  • EMF- Towards a Circular Economy: Business Rationale for an accelerated transition.pdf

    Uploaded October 10, 2019

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2 December 2015

    Towards a Circular Economy: Business Rationale for an accelerated transition
     
    Today’s linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model, which relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy, has been at the heart of industrial development and has generated an unprecedented level of growth. 
     
    Yet increased price volatility, supply chain risks, and growing pressures on resources have alerted business leaders and policy makers to the necessity of rethinking materials and energy use – the time is right, many argue, to take advantage of the potential benefits of a circular economy.
     
    A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design and aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles. This new economic model seeks to ultimately decouple global economic development from finite resource consumption. A circular economy addresses mounting resource-related challenges for business and economies, and could generate growth, create jobs, and reduce environmental impacts, including carbon emissions. As the call for a new economic model based on systems-thinking grows louder, an unprecedented favourable alignment of technological and social factors today can enable the transition to a circular economy.

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  • EMF - The New Plastic Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics & catalysing action.pdf

    Uploaded October 10, 2019

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 13 December 2017

    The New Plastic Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics & catalysing action
     
    Plastics have become the ubiquitous workhorse material of the modern economy – combining unrivalled functional properties with low cost. Their use has increased twenty-fold in the past half-century and is expected to double again in the next 20 years. Today nearly everyone, everywhere, every day comes into contact with plastics – especially plastic packaging, the focus of this report. While delivering many benefits, the current plastics economy has drawbacks that are becoming more apparent by the day. After a short first-use cycle, 95% of plastic packaging material value, or USD 80–120 billion annually, is lost to the economy. A staggering 32% of plastic packaging escapes collection systems, generating significant economic costs by reducing the productivity of vital natural systems such as the ocean and clogging urban infrastructure. The cost of such after-use externalities for plastic packaging, plus the cost associated with greenhouse gas emissions from its production, is conservatively estimated at USD 40 billion annually – exceeding the plastic packaging industry’s profit pool. In future, these costs will have to be covered. In overcoming these drawbacks, an opportunity beckons: enhancing system effectiveness to achieve better economic and environmental outcomes while continuing to harness the many benefits of plastic packaging. 
     
    The ‘New Plastics Economy’ offers a new vision, aligned with the principles of the circular economy, to capture these opportunities. With an explicitly systemic and collaborative approach, the New Plastics Economy aims to overcome the limitations of today’s incremental improvements and fragmented initiatives, to create a shared sense of direction, to spark a wave of innovation and to move the plastics value chain into a positive spiral of value capture, stronger economics, and better environmental outcomes. This report outlines a fundamental rethink for plastic packaging and plastics in general; it offers a new approach with the potential to transform global plastic packaging materials flows and thereby usher in the New Plastics Economy.

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  • EMF - Reuse - Rethinking Packaging.pdf

    Uploaded October 10, 2019

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 13 June 2019

    Reuse - Rethinking Packaging
     
    Reusable packaging is a USD 10+ billion innovation opportunity that can deliver significant user and business benefits. Reuse models are sometimes considered burdensome or a thing of the past. However, innovative reuse models can unlock significant benefits, enabled by digital technologies and shifting user preferences. Such models can help deliver a superior user experience, customise products to individual needs, gather user insights, build brand loyalty, optimise operations, and save costs. 
     
    This work provides a framework to understand reuse, identifies six major benefits of reuse, and maps 69 reuse examples. Based on an evaluation of more than 100 initiatives and interviews with over 50 experts, it aims to inspire and help structure thinking. It provides a basic description of how different reuse models work as well as typical implementation challenges. It is not intended to be a detailed how-to implementation guide. 

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  • EMF - Circular consumer electronics: An initial exploration.pdf

    Uploaded October 10, 2019

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 23 April 2018

    Circular consumer electronics: An initial exploration
     
    This paper provides reflections on what a circular economy approach could look like for the consumer electronics industry. Built on insights from over 40 interviews with leading companies and researchers, the work is based on research supported by Google and undertaken by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2017. The paper focuses on smartphones, laptops, tablets, and smart home devices. It represents a first attempt at a vision for how electronics could fit within a circular economy, and actions by the industry to accelerate the transition.
     
    The transition to a circular economy presents clear opportunities for the consumer electronics industry, but there are still challenges to overcome. It is now time to decide how the new system will look and function, and exactly which steps we need to take to get there.
     

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