Vol 68 No 3 (2023): Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society


Francisca L. Aranda
Departamento de Materiales, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Concepción. Edmundo Larenas 315, Concepción. Chile. Departamento de Polímeros, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad de Concepción, Edmundo Larenas 129, Concepción, Chile.
Martina Zúñiga
Departamento de Polímeros, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad de Concepción, Edmundo Larenas 129, Concepción, Chile.
Bernabé L. Rivas
Universidad San Sebastián, Concepción. Chile.
Published December 31, 2023
  • Circular Economy,
  • Sustainable transition,
  • Polymers,
  • Renewable resource,
  • Environmental
How to Cite
Aranda, F. L., Zúñiga, M., & Rivas, B. L. (2023). POLYMERS IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY. AN OVERVIEW. Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society, 68(3), 5950-5962. Retrieved from


The circular economy has emerged as a fundamental paradigm in the search for sustainable solutions in the global economic context, as an innovative approach that seeks to transform the way we consume and produce goods and services. Its fundamental principles are based on the reduction, reuse and recycling of resources, promoting sustainability and minimizing waste. This new way of thinking has applications in a variety of sectors, from manufacturing to waste management.


The implementation of government policies and regulations play an important role in promoting the circular economy by setting standards and requirements for responsible resource management. However, there are challenges and barriers that need to be

overcome, such as resistance to change and the need for upfront investments. Despite these obstacles, there are successful examples of circular economy around the world, demonstrating the tangible benefits of this approach in terms of waste reduction. This paper presents an exploration and analysis of the circular economy, providing a vision of its foundation, applications and challenges in promoting a more sustainable management of resources and products globally.


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