Most of the plastic packaging in circulation today cannot be recycled or can only be recycled at great expense. Harmonized guidelines for the environmentally compatible development and manufacture of plastic products and packaging (design for recycling) are being developed and discussed under constant observation and consideration of corresponding activities in Europe. The aim is to return plastics to the cycle in a high-quality and pollutant-minimized form, thereby reducing the environmental impact.
The demand for high-quality recyclates is high. It is a key element in the circular economy. Because it is only with the reuse of recyclate that cycles are closed and environmental benefits optimized.
The "Design for Recycling Plastics" theme platform is a collaborative project of stakeholders along the entire value chain to promote a high-quality and sustainable circular economy of plastic packaging.
realcycle GmbH manages and coordinates the project as part of the circular economy hub, an initiative of Swiss Recycling.