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Research paper

European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy

Publication date: January 16, 2018
Organisation: European Commission

With the EU first-ever European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy the European Commission hopes to achieve a transformation of the way plastic products are designed, used, produced and recycled.

Better design of plastic products, higher plastic waste recycling rates, more and better quality recyclates will help boosting the market for recycled plastics. It will deliver greater added value for a more competitive, resilient plastics industry.

The Strategy is part of Europe's transition towards a circular economy, and will also contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and the EU's industrial policy objectives.