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More than 9 years have passed since the publication of the Regulation (EC) No. 282/2008 setting up the rules on the use of recycled plastic materials in food applications.

The market of recycled plastic from agriculture in Europe has been developing steadily over the past years and today it has reached a collection rate of around 60%. However, these positive developments can be disrupted if the European Parliament’s draft report on regulating the CE marking of fertilising products is to be implemented.

The latest restrictions on imports of plastic waste to China have been creating turmoil on the plastic waste markets.

Even very low quantities of degradable plastics that end up in the traditional plastic waste streams have a significant, negative impact on recycled plastics.

The average yield of the PET recyclers has decreased from 73% to 68% since 2011. This 5 points decrease has led to substantial and additional cost for the European PET recyclers. Additionally, recyclers are obliged to discard more material in order to achieve good quality of recycled PET.

 

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