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rx3 Launches Latest Report – Plastic Manufacturers Survey 2012

rx3 carried out a survey of plastic manufacturers/convertors on the island of Ireland in 2012. [611kB] The intention of the survey was to deliver understanding of the plastic waste management practices of plastic convertors/manufacturers on the island in relation to their plastic process scrap, increase recycling rates of high quality pre-consumer scrap plastic and increase the use of recyclate in manufacturing/converting using scrap plastic sourced on the island.

The survey asked key questions on market sectors served, type of manufacturing carried out, input polymers, products made, plastic waste generation, how plastic, by quantity and type, is managed once it becomes waste and reasons why some management options are selected.

The survey revealed that a high degree of recycling and reuse is found among plastic manufacturers/convertors with 96% of waste tonnes generated either being recycled or used to produce regrind for inhouse use.

Approximately 4% of plastic manufacturers/convertors recover or landfill the plastic waste they generate. The high proportion of regrind produced and used inhouse by organisations indicated that there is a demand and use of high quality, clean recycled polymers. Where plastic convertors and manufacturers of plastic products have additional tonnage demands which are not met by their internal regrind volumes or if they have an interest in using recyclate in their products there are many reprocessors on the island that can supply high quality recyclate to meet their needs.

Source: Envirocentre.ie - rx3 Launches Latest Report – Plastic Manufacturers Survey 2012