Further closing the plastic packaging chain is a major challenge for the European and Dutch ambitions to realise the transition towards a closed raw materials chain and a circular economy.
The collection and recycling of plastic packaging waste from households has increased significantly since 2008. At the same time, costs are going up and the quality of recycled materials is still insufficient to compete with virgin raw materials. The realisation of a plastic chain that is as closed as possible, both in terms of raw materials and in an economic sense, is therefore still a distant goal.
This is why the KIDV conducted a study in 2017 to map the plastic chain in an integral manner for the first time. The study shows that the chain parties can take measures in seven key areas in order to further close the plastic packaging chain. What measures can one take as part of the packaging development process?