- December 14, 2021
OECD | Case study on insulation: An example of chemical considerations for sustainable plastics design
Executive Summary: The OECD is conducting a project on design of sustainable plastics from a chemical
perspective which aims to identify the key considerations regarding environmental/health
sustainability that should be examined along the product life cycle when chemicals are
selected at the design stage, as well as the potential trade-offs between these considerations.
Case studies on particular sector/product combinations have been elaborated to inform the
development of the general considerations. This case study aims to increase the awareness
of environmental and health impacts and potential policy interventions to lead to
sustainable plastic products from a chemicals perspective using insulation as an example.
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