Plastic packaging in focus when brands and recyclers gathered to discuss circular economy


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For the past year, we at ChemSec have intensified our work on circular economy. Part of this work has been to arrange a series of workshops focusing on different dominant product types that are in the crosshairs of the European Commission’s current policy agenda.

Additional legislation is of course necessary. Circular economy will not work in a good way if, for example, harmful chemicals are allowed to be recycled and put into new products. This would risk the health of unsuspecting people – every day, over and over.

In November, ChemSec gathered representatives from 12 well-known brands and recyclers to talk about circular economy and plastic packaging. These different actors don’t usually meet to discuss these types of issues.

“Circular economy will not work in a good way if, for example, harmful chemicals are allowed to be recycled and put into new products”

By bringing them together, we are exploring new perspectives and ideas that will be necessary to create a circular economy. Here are five takeaways from the workshop:

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