NL: 28% plastic packaging is difficult to recycle

19 December 2017

Research that has been commissioned by the Royal Dutch NVRD shows that innovation in the entire supply chain is essential to come to a circular plastics chain. It shows that 28% of the plastic packaging that is placed on the market is difficult to recycle.
Solutions for the 16% of packaging that is not ideal for recycling are being developed.
Specifically the presence of the reportedly more than 1% of packs that still contain PVC is remarkable.
PVC was supposed to be phased out years ago. The black PET meat trays and black PP flower pots also make up a high percentage (10%) of the category of the 28% of ‘hard to recycle’ packs (News Item WUR, 11 December 2017).
Click here for the news item (in Dutch).
Click here for the main findings (in Dutch, 61 kB).
Click here for the full report (in Dutch, 986 kB).
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