PlasticsEurope believes that no used plastic should be wasted in landfills and is therefore engaging in the UK, Poland, France and Spain to transfer learning from countries which have effectively diverted plastics from landfills. This involves working in partnership with the value chain and with governments in order to:
- expand the collection of post consumer plastics for recycling;
- generate investment in infrastructure for sorting and reprocessing;
- develop markets for secondary raw materials;
- promote energy recovery solutions for the residual plastics that are not beneficial to recycle.
Providing the opportunity for citizens to deal with their used plastics in a sustainable way will build a more positive perception of plastics. It is also expected to result in less littering in “on-the-go” situations.