Circular economy package will push quality plastics recycling in Europe

The PRE President, Ton Emans, said that “2015 will be an important legislative year for unlocking the potential of plastics recycling. Quality is a key enabler at all the product stages. Firstly, a products recyclability must be improved via its eco-conception. Secondly, after decades of plastics waste management seeing low recycling quality, collection and quality sorting must now be harmonised and standardised across Europe. Finally, the plastics recyclers must also continue producing quality recyclates and standardise their operations in order to serve the plastics markets in Europe. This EU Circular economy package will boost green jobs in Europe and stimulate innovation in the plastics industry.”

Given this, Plastics Recyclers Europe together with Crain Communications have decided to launch the first European Plastics Recycling Show in Brussels on November 25th -26th 2015. This event will be the primary event for plastics recyclers and will bring together the entire value chain to expose the potential in plastics recycling (Plastics Recycling Europe Show).


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The installed capacity for recycling flexible polyethylene (PE: PE-LD, PE-LLD PE-MD & PE-HD) has been increasing significantly over the last years.


The European plastics recycling industry welcomes and fully supports the Plastics Strategy published by the European Commission.