Cover of publication TEXTE 152/2021 Promoting the high-quality recycling of plastics from demolition waste and enhancing the use of recycled materials in construction products in accordance with the European Plastics Strategy
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Promoting the high-quality recycling of plastics from demolition waste and enhancing the use of recycled materials in construction products in accordance with the European Plastics Strategy


This study presents in detail: the use of plastic products and the opportunities for recyclate use in the construction sector, quantities of plastic used, take-back systems, recycling techniques, current recyclate use and plastic construction product packaging.Potentials for increasing high-quality recyclate use were identified. Existing hurdles and options for action for industry and politics are presented. Current recyclate use as well as its potential use are strongly dependent on the application area of plastics. The biggest hurdles for the use of recycled materials are product life time, dismantling  and technical requirements.

Series
Texte | 152/2021
Number of pages
219
Year of publication
Author(s)
Dr. Phillip Bendix, Dr. Holger Berg, János Sebestyén, Michael Ritthoff, Laura Perschel, Daniela Eckert, Robin Kocina, Dr. Hermann Achenbach
Language
English
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Project No. (FKZ)
3719 34 314 0
Publisher
Umweltbundesamt
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File size
5173 KB
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