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EuPR: Recommendations published on increasing recycling volumes

European Plastics Recyclers (EuPR, Brussels / Belgium; www.eupr.org) has published a strategy paper - "How to increase plastics recycling” - that addresses the challenge of recycling post-consumer plastics waste. The trade association says that European plastics waste generation reached almost 25m t in 2008. Although 51% has been recovered, with 5.3m t being recycled, EuPR believes that more effort is needed in order to fully realise the potential of plastics waste.

The paper recommends 10 fundamental actions to increase the recycling of post-consumer plastics waste, including the creation of separate streams for bioplastics and oxo-degradable plastics, which may pollute recycling streams.

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