Chemical industry claims essential role in plastic recycling

With less than a third of plastic collected in Europe actually being recycled, chemical processing will be essential for the EU to achieve its circular economy goals, the industry association Cefic argues.

by Robert Hodgson
Of 29.1 million tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste collected in the EEA area in 2018, just under a third was recycled (Photo by: Andia/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Of 29.1 million tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste collected in the EEA area in 2018, just under a third was recycled (Photo by: Andia/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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