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.
|Publisher||Nordic Council of Ministers|
|Number of pages||82|
|ISBN (Electronic)||978-92-893-5573-5, 978-92-893-5572-8|
|Publication status||Published - 29 May 2018|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
McKinnon, D., Bakas, I., Herczeg, M., Blikra Vea, E., Busch, N., Christensen, L. H., Christensen, C., Damgaard, C. K., Milios, L., Punkkinen, H., & Wahlström, M. (2018). Plastic Waste Markets: Overcoming barriers to better resource utilisation. Nordic Council of Ministers. TemaNord, Vol.. 525 https://doi.org/10.6027/TN2018-525