Covestro ‘think tank’ to address how recycled food waste, fashion and mattresses make up circular economy

Read the full story at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

A year ago, Markus Steilemann, chief executive of Germany-based Covestro, declared the company aimed to become “fully circular” — a goal that includes having its 30-plus manufacturing facilities worldwide powered by renewable energy sources and using recycled raw materials for the plastics and specialty materials it makes for automotive parts, furniture, appliances, and other consumer and industrial goods.

Mr. Steilemann didn’t attach a timeline to his strategy. “But it was kind of a bold statement,” said Richard Skorpenske, Covestro’s head of advocacy and sustainability at its North American headquarters in Robinson.

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