The report "Turning off the Tap for Fossil Carbon" shows how demand is being met today and how it could be met by renewable carbon in 2050.
This report, produced by the nova Institute and commissioned by Unilever, examines the total carbon sequestered in chemical products and their derivatives on a global scale. This includes product groups such as plastics, rubbers, textile fibres, detergents and personal care solutions. For the first time, the global total amount of sequestered carbon is calculated, visualised and linked to the different raw materials. In addition, end-use applications are investigated and presented. The authors present a scenario for the year 2050 that shows perspectives for the transition from fossil to renewable carbon sources. Furthermore, solutions for the highly interconnected chemical industry are presented together with supporting policy measures.