Anthropogenic Resources

Case Study C

Case Study C (Plastics) develops the methodological requirements to extend Material Flow Analysis to routine Materials Accounting. This is done exemplarily for plastics and their additives (e.g. stabilizers, pigments) for which a dynamic model is developed. This will improve decision making and control of plastic flows (incl. additives) in future. Similar to case study B, access points (collection, separation) for an optimum utilization of plastics (material recovery vs. thermal utilization) will be determined. In addition, a detailed case study on the utilization of plastic waste (as reductive) in the steel industry will be investigated to elaborate the methodological framework required in order to introduce Materials Accounting also at the enterprise level.