Theme: Electronics are plastics

As electronic products become smaller and lighter, the proportion of plastic in them increases and creates new challenges. Today, plastics are almost one hundred percent fossil-based and often difficult to recycle. Different procedures exist, both for producing bioplastics and recycling them, but there is a long way to go before it becomes cost-effective and widely applied in the industry. At the same time, electronic products also increasingly consist of composite materials such as alloys and laminates, which are often technically difficult to separate and recreate in their original form. The fact that manufacturers take the recycling phase into account is relatively new, but there is a clear potential in recycling more materials than today.