Degradable plastics damage recyclate quality, study claims

18 Nov 2013
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As little as 2% degradable plastic can significantly reduce the quality of plastics recyclates, according to a new peer-reviewed industry study, commissioned by European Plastics Converters (EuPC).

Brussels-based trade body, EuPC, said it had commissioned independent industrial tests which had been conducted by Dr Wolfgang Stadlbauer of the Transfer Centre for Polymer Technology in Austria.


Imapct of degradable and oxo-fragmentable plastic carrier bags on mechanical recycling, 18 November 2013

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