Based on the findings of the first two surveys, and backed up by their success and the signature of the Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration, EuPC decided to conduct the third edition of its survey on the use of recycled polymers by plastics converters in Europe in cooperation with Polymer Comply Europe Sarl. (PCE). The survey has been launched on the 2nd September and will be open until the 1st December 2019 on the PCE website www.polymercomplyeurope.eu. The survey is accessible in seven languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Turkish.
In the first two editions of the survey that were conducted in 2017 and 2018, more than 860 participants from all over Europe provided information on their use of recycled polymers. To gain further insights and evaluate the development, the third survey again asks European plastics converters to provide their views and experience on the use of recycled polymers. The main focal points are the supply and performances as perceived by converters, and what barriers they face when incorporating recycled polymers into their products.
“It is essential for our industry to get more knowledge about the use of recycled polymers to further identify and specify the processability performance and supply issues that European plastics converters are facing. Together with our newly developed MORE platform that monitors the volumes of recycled polymers that are incorporated into new products, the third edition of our survey will help us to find appropriate solutions for the future and demonstrate our commitment to a more sustainable plastics economy.” (Alexandre Dangis, EuPC Managing Director)