Report calls for materials transition
Consultancy Wood Mackenzie has issued a report indicating that the global rate of materials extraction is ‘unsustainable’ and there is a need to untether economic growth from consumption.
Linking the move to the ongoing ‘energy transition’, the report backs a ‘materials transition’. Using packaging and polymer examples (polyethylene, polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate) the report suggests paths to a more sustainable future. There is a brief look at construction.
Ultimately the report sees tighter regulation and an important role for chemical recycling. Click to read the full report.