Plastic Waste Markets: Overcoming barriers to better resource utilisation

David McKinnon, Ioannis Bakas, Márton Herczeg, Eldbjørg Blikra Vea, Niels Busch, Lena Holm Christensen, Camilla Christensen, Camilla K. Damgaard, Leonidas Milios, Henna Punkkinen, Margareta Wahlström

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This project examines the market for recycled plastic, with a primary focus on post-consumer plastic waste because this is considered to be the more problematic. The market for plastic waste generated in manufacturing and production is relatively strong and well-functioning; As a consequence, the majority of plastic waste from manufacturing and production is recycled. Post-consumer waste is much less homogenous: it comes from a wide variety of sources, and contains a wide variety of plastics and tends to be difficult to collect, sort, and recycle. This project identifies barriers to further utilisation of recycled plastics, and analyses a collection of policy tools that could be used to support and expand that market.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNordic Council of Ministers
Number of pages82
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-893-5573-5, 978-92-893-5572-8
ISBN (Print)978-92-893-5571-1
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2018
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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