screenshot of the Plastics for a Circular Economy Workshop: Summary Report

The Plastics for a Circular Economy Workshop, coordinated by the Bioenergy Technologies Office, the Advanced Manufacturing Office, and Mars brought together stakeholders from industry, academia, and National Laboratories to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the development of new technologies to address plastic waste.

This workshop was held as part of the Plastics Innovation Challenge, a comprehensive U.S. Department of Energy program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient plastics recycling technologies. A series of keynote presentations, plenary presentations, lightning talks, and breakout sessions provided an interdisciplinary framework for sharing information and building collaboration.

This report provides an overview of the content discussed in the presentations as well as a summary of each breakout session discussion.