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Recycling packaging films needs flexible approach

24 February 2023

Recycling packaging films needs flexible approach

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A lot of work is going on in plastics recycling to create the technological basis for a circular economy in flexible packaging. Multi-partner projects in Europe are finding the best methods to segregate mixed waste streams and tackle the technical challenges of difficult-to-recycle items such as laminated multilayer packaging. Technology suppliers are also innovating to help film recycling customers realise the full potential of post-consumer packaging waste. The common goal is to create an efficient recycling system that captures nearly all types of flexible packaging waste and creates high-quality materials for use in new products.

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