Managing non-packaging plastics in European waste streams — the missing part of the plastic puzzle

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Series Details 22/2022, Number 22
Publication Date December 2022
ISBN 978-92-9480-522-5
ISSN 2467-3196
EC TH-AM-22-023-EN-Q
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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.

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