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Plastics Europe is a leading European trade association, with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris.

We network with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, who are responsible for producing more than 90% of all polymers across the 27 member states of the European Union, plus Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and UK. On a global level, Plastics Europe actively supports the World Plastics Council (WPC) and the Global Plastics Alliance (GPA).

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Plastics – the Facts 2021

An analysis of European plastics production, demand and waste data Plastics – the Facts is an analysis of the data related to the production and demand of plastic materials and provisional plastic waste management data. It provides the latest business information on production and demand, trade, and recovery as well as employment and turnover data […]
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Plastics – the Facts 2020

Plastics—the Facts is an analysis of the data related to the production, demand and waste management of plastic materials. It provides the latest business information on production and demand, trade, recovery as well as employment and turnover in the plastics industry. In short, this report gives an insight into the industry’s contribution to European economic […]
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Plastics production continued to rise in Q3 2021 despite a decline in EU27 manufacturing production

The production of plastics in the EU27 continued to rise in the third quarter 2021 despite a decline in EU27 manufacturing production – thanks to the ongoing demand from abroad. Plastics Europe is happy to share with you its “European Plastics Manufacturers Quarterly Report” for the third quarter of 2021. This report provides a concise […]
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Event summary report – Plastics and circularity: closing the plastics loop, December 9th 2021

Key takeaways Ambitious targets have been set for recycled content in plastic products. Achieving them will depend on multi-stakeholder collaboration and enabling regulation. The information for product life-cycle analysis is available. Interpreting it and taking action reduces those products’ environmental impact. Chemical recycling complements but does not replace mechanical recycling. Achieving a circular economy for […]
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