Challenges for recycled polymers in Europe

Brands’ sustainability pledges continue to put pressure on the recycled plastic supply chain in western Europe, while members of the EU Circular Plastics Alliance have committed to using 10m tonnes of recycled plastic to make new products every year by 2025.

How can the sector address the lack of supply? Is chemical recycling a viable alternative?

Senior analyst for recycling Helen McGeough and recycling analyst Carolina Perujo-Holland investigate the current challenges facing the recycled polymers market.

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