Study: EU 65% plastic packaging recycling target is attainable
A study by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) shows that the 65% recycling target for plastic packaging is achievable by 2025. The study determines a set of measures and necessary tools that will result in attaining this recycling rate.
Proposed measures focus among other aspects on improving the quality and capacity of the sorting of plastic packaging waste. An additional measure, such as Design for Recycling would increase the recyclability of plastics packaging and help to reduce sorting and recycling costs. These measures would ultimately lead to an increased quality of the produced recyclates and ultimately rise consumers’ confidence in recycled products (News Item PRE, 13 December 2017).
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