an industry roadmap for recyclate quality specifications
The lack of defined quality standards for mechanical recyclates hampers the supply chain efficiency and industry alignment that is required to meet voluntary and legislative requirements for recycled content in consumer products. To address this, amongst other initiatives, the supply chain should collectively establish pragmatic and industry-aligned recyclate quality specifications that accelerate circularity targets.
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, Eunomia Research and Consulting Ltd, have collaborated with stakeholders to demonstrate the feasibility of creating harmonised specifications for quality recyclates. This work has shown the potential for achieving such alignment as a foundation to create a stronger market for secondary plastics worldwide.