EU industry commits to 50% plastics waste recycling by 2040

30 January 2018

6 European organisations from the plastics value chain have committed, in cooperation with the European Commission, to launch Circularity Platforms aiming to reach 50% plastics waste recycling by 2040. These will drive the recycling of plastic products in Europe and considerably reduce littering volumes.
The organisations have adopted a framework of voluntary commitments to continue and expand existing plastics recycling activities. The targets are listed in the document “The European Plastics Industry Circular Economy Voluntary Commitments. Towards 50% Plastics Waste Recycling”. Additional measures will be developed in the near future (Press Release Plastics Recyclers Europe, 16 January 2018).
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