Position Paper: Mechanical and chemical recycling of plastics

The recycling hierarchy of the European waste framework directive isn’t seen as differentiated enough at EPEA. By considering only the next material reuse and neglecting conditions for repeated reuses of one and the same material, this hierarchy can introduce a bias to favour in the design phase materials and especially plastic resins with a significantly lower long-term reuse performance, in terms of both eco-efficiency and eco-effectiveness terms.

Please read our position paper on mechanical and chemical recycling of plastics and the Methodological proposal.