European post-consumer plastic waste management report 2012 published

Source: PlasticsEurope

Brussels — The European plastic industry is still driven by the „strategy” divert from landfill and faced with different situations in the individual countries, different waste management and recycling/recovery activities especially for energy recovery, and actual and future regulations for recycling and recovery.

In order to better understand the different national situations, a research has been conducted by PlasticsEurope on an annual basis since 2005 to keep track of extensive and reliable data and information year by year, country by country and application by application on:

  • Post-consumer plastic waste generation
  • Post-consumer plastic waste disposal
  • Post-consumer plastic waste recovery
  • Post-consumer plastic waste recycling
  • Results by country and by comparison

The report also includes and analysis of the different „dynamic factors“ by country for waste, disposal, recovery and recycling. The countries covered contain EU27 and  Norway and Switzerland.

The „The Post-Consumer Plastic Waste Management in European Countries 2012 annual report“ is available under The table of contents of the full can be downloaded from

Source: Plastics Europe