Chemical recycling is the process of converting polymeric waste by changing its chemical structure and turning it back into substances that can be used as raw materials for the manufacturing of plastics or other products. There are different chemical recycling technologies, e.g. pyrolysis, gasification, hydro-cracking and depolymerisation.
Planned investments in chemical recycling
Data is based on the announcement made by members and non-members of Plastics Europe; Latest data update was done on May 2023.
What are the benefits of chemical recycling?
Significant investments in recycling technology
Dr Markus Steilemann – President of Plastics Europe and CEO of Covestro, speaking at the “Closing the loop on chemical recycling in Europe” event in Brussels.