Use of plastics in the automotive and electronics sector in the past few decades became extremely popular. Plastics allow for creative design and light weight with savings in cost. A good example here is car where over 50 % of its interior is made out of plastic. That results in loss of weight of the car which in effect helps to reduce the fuel consumption and in fact decrease CO2 emissions. The Technical Plastics Working Group develops contacts at EU level in order to examine and facilitate the development of this growing market. In this sector there is great potential for plastics recycling. However, treatment of this type of waste demands great expertise as in this group a broad number of polymers can be found due to the fact that often they have specific roles and frequently are used in small quantities.
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