Collective approach vital to boost PCR plastics
Collaboration, greater dialogue and fresh thinking are needed to increase the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic in new products, according to experts in the industry.
The issue was the theme of a virtual discussion on the second day of the 2021 annual conference of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). While brands are increasingly making claims of sustainability by using PCR in some products, the speakers agreed great challenges remained – not least when lower prices for oil attract manufacturers back to virgin resin.
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