Plastic Recycling Industry in Europe


The plastic industry is an important sector of the European economy. Plastic products are omni-present in our everyday life. They are an extensively used material in number of industries e.g.: automotive, electrical & electronic, building & construction, and food & beverage sector. Due to the distinctive properties of plastic as well as its growing innovation applications, the trend in production for this material will continue to grow. 

There has been an increased rate of recovery for the European plastic industry since the 2008 crisis. There has been a prominent increase in turnover for the converting industry.

The plastic application sectors are relatively stable with the packaging sector remaining the largest, followed by building & construction, automotive, electrical & electronic equipment.
 

Learn more about plastics recycling here:

Plastics Waste Management

Mechanical Recycling

Chemical Recycling

Energy Recovery

Disposal & Landfilling

   

 

 

Latest news

Organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe exhibition and conference have announced that the event will move to the new venue of the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands and be held on the 29-30 March 2017.

Europe‘s metals, steel, paper, and plastics recyclers industries are united in calling for a harmonised method to measure recycling rates at input into the 'final recycling process', so as to promote material recovery and thus quality recycling. We support the European Commission and European Parliament proposals on this subject.