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Raw material resources hidden in plastic flooring

Task-specific plastics in buildings and machines live longer than consumer plastics in packaging - but also lag behind in recycling rates. The leading producer Tarkett is fighting to turn things around.

A green performance at the opera

GöteborgsOperan (the Gothenburg Opera), sustainability is not just a fancy green backdrop, but the recurrent leitmotif - from the solar panels and beehives on the roof, to life cycle assessments of entire productions.

More renewable packaging for Swedish foodstuff

Packaging is responsible for 40 percent of the global plastic production. The food industry is now rapidly replacing fossil-based plastics with renewable and recycled solutions, and Carlsberg, Löfbergs and Arla are among the pioneers.

Rotor sails reduce emissions on the Baltic Sea

In the labyrinthic waterways between Sweden and Finland, the cruise ferries bounce back and forth through the archipelagos. But when it comes to technology development, it is full speed ahead for Viking Line: composite rotor sails, LNG fuel and heat power will make their new ferry the most climate efficient to date.

A nursery for next-generation plastics

With smart, chemical additives, plastics can be tailored to be more durable and more degradable at the same time. The first Nordic plastic industry is back on the leading edge.

The future of textiles

The textile industry is one of the world’s largest industries. The production of textiles...

A nursery for next-generation plastics

With smart, chemical additives, plastics can be tailored to be more durable and more degradable at the same time. The first Nordic plastic industry is back on the leading edge.

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A new beginning for used plastic

Still, a mere six percent of new plastic products are made from recycled material. But the industry is doing a lot to turn the tide, and Rondo Plast in Ystad, Sweden, has a key position in the chain: right before the recovered plastic is turned into new components.

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More renewable packaging for Swedish foodstuff

Packaging is responsible for 40 percent of the global plastic production. The food industry is now rapidly replacing fossil-based plastics with renewable and recycled solutions, and Carlsberg, Löfbergs and Arla are among the pioneers.

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Swedish forests can turn into fossil-free foam

The bioeconomy is swapping oil for wood, and the research company Cellutech is an important facilitator, building bridges between academy and industry. The company is exploring how transparent wood and special composite materials can be put to use – but a cellulose-based foam material will be the first application of scale.

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