Industry stakeholders stakeholders rally in support of chemical recycling
The letter was signed by the BPF; PlasticsEurope; RECOUP; ecoSURETY; the Chemical Industries Association(CIA) the Foodservice Packaging Association; INCPEN; On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL); the Food and Drink Federation (FDF); the Environmental Services Association (ESA); the Packaging Federation; the Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM); the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3); and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfume Association (CTPA).?
A comprehensive resource for chemical recycling has also been launched by the BPF, an online hub dedicated to the chemical recycling of plastics.?
These developments are ?timely, desirable and very much needed,? says BPF Director General Philip Law. He forcefully underlined the need for the technology at last November?s BPF Parliamentary Reception, where he said that ?the government needs to fully acknowledge the role of chemical recycling alongside mechanical recycling ? together with the role of mass balance in verifying the precise contribution of chemical recycling towards achieving targets.??
Law continued: ?Finally, we are hopeful the wheels are turning. The BPF is delighted to be assisting and supporting the UK?s plastic value chain, which absolutely needs chemical recycling in the mix if we are to create a truly circular economy.??
The BPF?s new online hub is the first output from the newly formed Chemical Recycling and New Technologies Working Group, which is part of the BPF Recycling Group. The BPF will also be looking to set up a specific task force on mass balance to help widen understanding of these accounting techniques.?
The new hub aims to??unpack the chemical recycling topic with easy and colourful graphics, flow and process charts and other aids to understanding the issues and the technology. It includes an overview of mass balance as well as links to various relevant online resources.Back to Search Results
» Publication Date: 30/05/2023