Mandatory additional sorting of municipal mixed waste prior to landfill or incineration to meet recycling and carbon reduction targets needed

Although the recycling rates for plastic waste are steadily increasing and landfilling keeps decreasing, around 65% of the post-consumer plastic waste collected in Europe is still sent to landfill or incineration . To support the transition of the European plastics systems towards higher circularity and to deliver higher quantities and qualities of recycled plastics, more plastic waste needs to be recovered from waste streams so that it can be recycled.