Bjacek, P.

Accenture, Houston, Texas

Paul Bjacek heads Accenture Research for the resources industries and metals and mining. His career spans more than 25 yr, including extensive project activities in manufacturing, marketing and distribution. He holds a BS degree in chemistry and business from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, and an MS degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Circular economy: Getting in the door of opportunity ahead of a vanishing polymer market

Bjacek, P., Accenture

Significant change is coming to the hydrocarbons industry. Up to 43% of the global conventional polymer production expected by 2040 may disappear due to circular economy (CE) initiatives. In addition, due to the growth in wind turbines and solar panels, and in lightweight composite materials in cars and planes, advanced materials waste is just beginning.