The circular plastic economy remains a largely pioneering concept, though some companies have made major strides towards introducing circular practices throughout their supply chain. By "closing the loop," companies are looking to restrict mass consumerism in favor of materials that provide durable long-term quality.
This report looks at how the circular plastic economy is affecting consumer goods. It identifies the changes being made in product innovation to adapt to rising consumer sentiment around sustainability and durability.
- The circular economy is now a core component of the EU's 2050 Long-Term Strategy to achieve a climate-neutral Europe, and of China’s current five-year plan.
- Waste management is an often overlooked factor. National governments have increasingly proposed legislation to support wider structural changes.
- Eco-design will be fundamental to creating a circular plastic economy. This involves the production of goods to meet consumer needs, while limiting resource use to a minimum.
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- Gain insight into consumer attitudes towards the circular economy, and the impact Covid-19 has had on the theme.
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Table of Contents
- Impact on recycling
- The sharing economy and re-use model
IMPACT OF COVID-19
- Impact on supply chains
- Impact on packaging
- How to adapt after COVID-19: The recovery requires a resilient circular economy
- Macroeconomic trends
- Regulatory trends
- Market size and growth forecasts
- Key use cases
IMPACT ON CONSUMER GOODS AND SERVICES
- Designing for recycling
- The circular economy in food packaging
- Mergers and acquisitions
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- Contributing factors
- Mitigating actions
- Consumer drivers
- Product attributes
- Brand actions
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes: