Status
Completed
Material Class
Polymers / Metals / Fibers / E-Scrap
specific materials
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Polyethylene (PE)
Polypropylene (PP)
Polystyrene (PS)
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Aluminum
Stainless Steel
Carbon Steel
Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)
Paper
Textiles
18-01-SA-05

Mapping the Materials Base for REMADE

NODE
Technical Thrust
Systems Analysis & Integration
Methods, Tools, & Data
About

The goals of this project are (i) to provide REMADE with a common understanding of how REMADE materials are currently being produced, processed, used, reused, remanufactured, recycled, and disposed of in the U.S. and globally; (ii) to develop a common set of recycling metrics across REMADE materials; and (iii) to use the developed material cycles as baseline for a set of scenarios on the supply and demand of REMADE materials in Institute years 5 and 10. The REMADE materials to be analyzed are metals (carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum), fibers (paper, textiles), polymers (PET, PE, PP, PS, PVC), and selected electronics (printed circuit boards).

project Members
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MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology logo
Unilever global logo
International Zinc Association

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