(27 September 2021) – Today, an important new step has been taken by the Circular Plastics Alliance to boost the EU market for recycled plastics and ensure at least 10 million tonnes are recycled by 2025.
Since the launch of the Alliance in 2018, good progress has been made with an increase of almost 30% in European production of recycled plastics.
The Alliance will now even step up efforts by ensuring recyclability of 26 plastic products in packaging, construction, agriculture and home appliances that altogether account for over 60% of plastic waste collected in Europe. This could alone deliver on the 10 million tonnes objective.
In addition, the Alliance has now developed a new roadmap to achieve the 10 million tonnes and adopted the methodology and rules for a new EU-wide monitoring system of recycled plastics.