Status
In Progress
Material Class
Polymers / Metals / Fibers / E-Scrap
specific materials
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Polypropylene (PP)
Polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE)
Aluminum
Steel
21-01-SA-5104

Modeling Reverse Flows of Selected Recycled Materials, their Associated Energy Use and their GHG Emissions: An Application to California and a Blueprint for the US

NODE
Technical Thrust
Systems Analysis & Integration
Methods, Tools, & Data
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The objective of this project is to create a unique systems analysis tool for REMADE, the recycling industry, and U.S. consumers of recycled materials that will enable REMADE, recycling agencies, and industry to analyze and project the generation, flow, recycling, reuse, and disposal of scrap metal, e-waste, selected plastics, and fibers from packaging, and their associated net energy consumption and net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, under different scenarios.  The tool will be developed using California as a case study; detailed step-by-step instructions to enable the extension of this tool to other states and the U.S. will be developed.

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