European flexible PE recycling capacity has grown by 800,000 tonnes since 2015

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The installed capacity for recycling polyethylene (PE) in Europe has increased by 800,000 tonnes since 2015.

According to trade body Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), the increase in European capacity to recycle products including HDPE and LDPE has gone from 1.5 million tonnes in 2015 to 2.3 million tonnes currently.

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With Europe having an extrusion capacity of 7.4 million tonnes, this equates to a 31% recycling rate.

The data comes from 174 . . .

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