Non-packaging plastics in Europe

Malin zu Castell-Rudenhausen, Alexandra Almasi, Ive Vanderreydt, Shane Colgan (Contributor), Tobias Nielsen (Contributor)

Research output: Book/ReportReport


Plastic is used in many ways and in large quantities across Europe. Environmental concerns make this a key focus for policy. Currently, most policy actions focus on plastic packaging, even though a large proportion of plastics are used for non-packaging applications, such as construction, furniture and consumer electronics. Improved reporting on the flows of non-packaging plastics is needed to inform the development of effective policies and measures that target this significant waste stream and increase resource efficiency, in line with the aims of the circular economy action plan.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherEuropean Environment Agency (EAA)
Number of pages45
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2022
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesEEA Report


  • plastic
  • packaging


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