The editors of Composites Part C would like to announce that they are publishing an invited-only Special Issue regarding the upcycling of plastics. As plastic recycling is considered one of the biggest initiatives to achieve a greener environment and further socio-economic development, the application of recycled polymers in composites is an urgent need to reduce the neat polymer content and find value-added applications for waste plastic.

Bio-composites of plastics are mainly referred to as a material that contains plastics, recycled or neat, and at least one component from nature such as natural fibers. Natural fibers offer several important benefits over synthetic fibers, including plentiful availability, reduced cost, lesser environmental impact, and easier processing, and their composites are regarded as one of the most sustainable alternatives to synthetic material-based composites. Bio-composites made from recycled plastics can shift the paradigm in respect to the linear economy by reducing environmental impact and resource waste while enhancing efficiency at all phases of the product economy. 

The special issue of Composites Part C: Open Access will cover the above highly important areas in terms of opportunities and challenges for the application of bio-composites from recycled plastics for sustainability, circular economy, and challenges associated with bio-composites from recycled plastics.

Important Note: Please note that Composites Part C is a fully Gold Open Access Journal, meaning that your paper will be available to all. We are pleased to announce that the Article Publishing Charge (APC) for this Special Issue has been waived.

This Special Issue also only accepts invited papers. If you would like to contribute, please reach out to the guest editors:

Dr. Jitendra Kumar Pandey, Adamas University, Kolkata. Email:

Dr. Manjusri Misra, University of Guelph, Canada. Email:

We look forward to your submissions!

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