CREAToR launches survey on barriers to use plastic recyclates
Seventeen European partners are developing techniques to remove harmful flame retardants from plastic waste and recycle the plastic. But what other factors stand in the way of recycling more plastics?
The CREAToR research project is a European collaboration between seventeen partners from industry, research and public institutions from seven member states. The project aims to develop new techniques to remove harmful, already banned flame retardants from plastic waste and then recycle the plastic.
The partners aim to create an economically viable business model, taking into account the entire value chain: from collecting the waste, transporting and purifying it, to using the recyclates in new products. For the latter step, it is crucial to identify the barriers that plastic convertors experience when deploying high-quality plastic recyclates in their products.
To gauge the technical, legislative or societal barriers to large-scale deployment of plastic recyclates, CREAToR is launching an online survey aimed at plastics convertors – both convertors who already use recyclates in their products and those who do not (yet).
The results of the survey will be used to further develop the CREAToR process and to draft a CREAToR policy letter towards the European Commission.
Are you a plastic convertor? Fill in this survey and help us shape a circular economy for plastics!
CREAToR is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement number 820477 and runs until 31 May 2023.