by Dr Lode Deprez – VP Technology Xeikon
The situation for plastic material is completely different and very much less focussed on recycling. Approximately 60-65 million tons of plastic was produced in Europe in 2020. In the same year 25 million ton was collected as waste (mainly packaging and household goods). Of this amount only 14 % was reused through chemical and mechanical recycling. The rest was lost irreversibly….