Concerns over PCR availability in Europe

Posted on April 27, 2023 by DrRossH in Plastic Recycling


Aluminium Deutschland is concerned that the lack of high-quality post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials being produced in Europe will cause major issues when the EU’s 2030 regulations come into play, and says a worldwide race for the PCR materials is already on.

Although seven years away, Aluminium Deutschland (AD) says the lack of high-quality stock material available and coming on stream is already concerning. In November, the EU Commission presented a draft of a new regulation for packaging and packaging waste, which states, among other things, that plastic packaging must contain a certain minimum amount of post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials from 1 January 2030.