Ronja Scholz

Ronja Scholz completed her diploma in industrial design at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da). She has been working as an expert for Eco-Design & Circular Service Design at Fraunhofer IZM since 2019. In her work on sustainable electronics, she is part of a multidisciplinary team that researches and develops methods that help companies create circular products and services and prepare their strategy for the future. At Fraunhofer IZM, Ronja Scholz is currently particularly involved in the INCREACE project, which aims to develop recyclable electronic products using plastic recyclates and establish new value chains in the electronics sector through interdisciplinary structures between multinational partners.

Challenges and opportunities: The road to more recycled plastics in electronics products

Little to no recycled plastics are used in the making of high-end electronic devices or electrical appliances (EEE), such as computers, refrigerators, and smartphones. At the same time, these products are among the fastest growing waste categories. How can the…