What does it take to build the infrastructure to recycle plastic bottles that is economically viable? The case looks at the economics of the circular economy, focusing on the development of a business case for a beverage producer to create a closed-loop PET bottle recycling facility on the island of Malta.

Teaching objectives

. Explore the feasibility and economic challenges of a closed-loop recycling system when considering a framework for a circular economy, as popularized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and featured in reports by McKinsey and Accenture . Develop a business case and scenarios to create recycling infrastructure in response to calls for a circular economy . Analyse the variables that need to be considered in approaching circular economy initiatives.

  • Plastics
  • Pollution
  • Recycling
  • Circular Economy
  • Technology Choice
  • Renewable Energy
  • Solar Power
  • Wind Power
  • PET
  • Chemical Recycling
  • Enhanced Recycling
  • Economics
  • Investments
  • Green
  • Q32021