Design for recycling: the way forward for the plastics industry

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Today, it is essential that plastics products are designed in a way that guarantees their functionality while ensuring their proper end-of-life management, consequently diverting plastics away from landfills and incineration. Improving recyclability is also an indispensable tool for increasing recycling rates. This vision was shared by the speakers of the conference. The resounding message of the conference is that of the urgency in making plastics circular and improving waste management, with the ultimate objective of changing the status quo in plastics production practices.