Perserving value in EU industrial materials

Robert Westerdahl, Per Klevnäs och Per-Anders Enkvist, Material Econiomics
Publication Date
November, 2020
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The report takes an economic value perspective on
material flows and assesses Europe’s use of steel, plastics
and aluminium in terms of Euros instead of tonnes. The
‘exam questions’ we ask ourselves are: If 100 Euros of raw
materials is entered into the European economy, how much
economic value is retained after one use cycle? What are
the main reasons that material value is lost? How could
more value be retained? What business opportunities arise
as a result?”