Survey on the use of recycled plastics materials

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The European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) has published the results of its second European survey on the use of recycled plastics materials in Europe’s plastics converting industry.

According to the survey, a majority of plastics converters (76%) believe that the improvement of collection and sorting of plastic waste would be the most suitable way to increase the quality of recycled plastic materials. Other measures include investments in better recycling technologies by recyclers (53%) and the implementation of better design for recycling (29%).

However, an increase of recycled plastics volumes are incorporated into new products as envisioned in the Plastics Strategy is practically impossible under the current conditions, the association said. Whileb10 different plastic materials were included in the survey but the majority of respondents said that the supply of only two of them is sufficient.

This story is reprinted from material from the EuPCwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.