Renewable Matter # 20 / February-March

The Need for a Perspective Change

by Rudi Bressa

In Europe, the missed collection of plastic waste represents an economic loss that can amount up to €105 billion per year. Thanks to new optical sensor technologies able to recognize all polymers, companies such as Norwegian Tomra Sorting Recycling are changing the way plastic is recycled, increasing its value. Their aim is 100% recycling. 


“All packaging plastic must be recyclable by 2030.” This is the appeal launched by Brussels at the beginning of 2018. A strategy aimed at drastically reducing plastic waste while creating a new market capable of guaranteeing competiveness to the industry while helping it to transition towards a circular economy. 

Last year 25 million tonnes of plastic...

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