Europe tackles plastics waste | January 22, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 4 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 4 | p. 11 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 22, 2018

Europe tackles plastics waste

New strategy targets a step change in packaging recycling
Department: Business
Keywords: Polymers, recycling, Europe

The European Commission has unveiled its first-ever Europewide plan to tackle plastics waste, including waste entering the oceans. At the heart of its plan is a goal that all plastics packaging used in the region must be recyclable by 2030. The Commission also set a target to recycle 55% of plastics packaging waste—which makes up about two-thirds of all plastics waste generated in the region—by then.

Currently, less than 30% of the . . .

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