Developing new technologies for a sustainable society
Technological developments in recycling involve increasing the proportion of collected packaging that can be recycled and given a new life. As of January 1, 2024, Sweden’s municipalities took over the collection responsibility from producer responsibility organizations like TMR to increase the collection of household packaging – but what is the benefit if we don’t develop new recycling technologies at the same time?
In recent years, the focus in our industry has been on plastic as an environmental villain, but plastic does an important job, including protecting our food. One of the challenges is that with current technology we can only recycle a small proportion of the plastic packaging collected. To achieve a more sustainable society, we must therefore find new ways to contribute to the circular economy.
For us at TMR, this means that we work with the goal that 100% of all collected plastic packaging can be used as a raw material for new products or packaging. If the market does not offer good enough solutions, then we simply have to develop them ourselves.