Historically, the world has operated in a linear economy where raw materials and resources are extracted or harvested from the ground to produce products. Those products are then used, some only a couple of times, and when we no longer want them, they are thrown away—creating a take-make-waste process known as a linear economy.
A circular economy focuses on making the most of the world’s resources—minimizing waste and maximizing value by providing end-of-life solutions to reduce, reuse, and recycle products and materials that typically end up in landfills and our waterways. It keeps materials in use and decouples growth from scarce resource consumption, allowing economic development and improvement in quality of life within natural resource limits.
Cellulose acetate is a modified natural polymer. To obtain Cellulose Acetate we start with the selection of renewable sources such as certain varieties of trees and cotton linters. From these sources the purest part of the cellulose is extracted which is subsequently treated with Acetic Anhydride and transformed into Cellulose Acetate powder.
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