When you turn over a container or package, you’ll likely find resin identification codes such as #2 (high-density polyethylene), #4 (low-density polyethylene) and #5 (polypropylene). Everyday objects you use or see can be modified to be made from these types of materials, which can help improve their functionality. Recyclability.

Today there is plastic waste everywhere.Today there is plastic waste everywhere.

Today there is plastic waste everywhere. Image credit: Brian Yurasits via Unsplash, free license

Can you identify new applications where this type of material (called polyolefinic material) could be used, which could help improve the product’s potential recyclability, light weight performance Can help increase, or offer opportunities to replace more difficult to recycle materials?

This challenge seeks to revolutionize various industries by moving existing materials away from polyolefinic materials: for example, polyethylene (common in packaging and agriculture), polypropylene (common in the automotive industry), and other such properties. Which can be changed with the help of additional items. .

Sekker encourages new solutions and applications for the use of polyolefinic materials where their use can result in sustainability benefits and/or potential cost savings, without a significant reduction in performance.

Submissions to this challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time). March 17, 2024.

Source: Vazco