Plastics recyclers thrilled by the EU waste review proposal

The changes put forward by the Commission will enable a shift from linear to circular economy for plastics” said Ton Emans, PRE President. Emans added “Unlocking a circular economy will safeguard Europe’s economies by easing our dependency on imported raw materials”.

Yet, a stronger push for quality recycling is missing in the Commission’s proposal. Ton Emans said “The quality of recycled plastics depends on the quality of collection and sorting. Therefore, stricter requirement on separate collection and high quality sorting are needed in order to reach high quality recycling.

PRE calls on all stakeholders to embrace this strategic objective in order to move to a recycling society by supporting the Commission’s proposal.

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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.