To combat the depletion of the Earth’s resources and climate change, it’s essential to reduce plastic waste. We make it possible to ensure that the plastics we use are circular. TNO develops scenario models to guide the transition to a circular economy. Together with our partners, we work on new production and recycling technologie
Solution to plastic waste
We conduct research into circular plastics. This way, we prevent plastic waste and stimulate sustainable plastic production. Find out more about our innovations.
Our latest developments
Surprisingly, in addition to packaging, car tyres and agricultural plastic biggest sources of microplastics in the Netherlands
TNO's microplastics model has identified the biggest contributors to microplastics. There is also insight for action against microplastics.
Plastic waste in Indonesia gets value in 2 new P4G projects
Microplastics and the unknown risks
How can we make plastics more sustainable? By extending their service life. We are researching the degradation of polymers and creating innovative solutions.
The PRISM model
Pieter ImhofFunctie:Business developer and Cluster lead Circular Plastics
Pieter has always had a drive for technological, societal, financial and environmental innovations that contribute to a sustainable future. The combination of people skills, leadership ability and technological expertise have helped him throughout his career to counter complex challenges, build bridges across the entire value chain, and open the door to the new economy.
Esther van den BeukenFunctie:Clustermanager
Esther is committed to accelerating the transition towards using circular plastics and has a clear vision on how to reach those goals. Her work on complex issues requires her to collaborate intensively with small and large companies across the whole value chain, as well as with national and European inter-branch organisations and government agencies.
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