PLASTCYCLE had its first stakeholder dialogue meeting on 27.05.2021. The European Commission has set a target of recycling of 55% of plastic waste by 2025 which seems to be challenging for industries to meet. We invited plastic industries to share with us their challenges regarding the use of recycled plastic in their products and provide us with their suggestions to create a sustainable closed loop for plastics.
In this meeting, NILU introduced PLASTCYCLE. The aim of the project is to map the stock and flows of plastic products and hazardous chemicals within these products in Norway. Norwegian Environment agency presented a summary of policies and measures for waste reduction and material recycling in Norway, Grønt Punkt Norge presented ways to increase recycling of plastic packaging and Handelens Miljøfond provided a summary of facts and figures about plastic waste in Norway.