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The Netherlands: Almost 200 000 tonnes of plastics are produced in Europe every day, according to Ton Emans, president of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE). Recyclers across the continent need to boost their processing capacity in order to keep up with the ‘booming’ waste flow, he insists.

Basically unrecyclable plastics – that’s where we need to step up our game,’ Emans advocated.

Also, we need to challenge the people in the industry – especially policy-makers and producers – to make sure recycled materials answer to the same high standards as virgin materials,’ commented John Standish of the US Plastics Recycling Association.

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