Postconsumer Plastic Demand and Price Rise

OEMs are beginning to specifically ask for recycled plastic to use in an increasing number of new components, says the USA’s EPEAT. The organisation claims to have been a key driver in the move, which has seen the price of some ‘secondary’ resins exceed that of new resin. In related news, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is working on specifications for plastic films. Parties wishing to be involved in the process should contact Jonathan Levy at [email protected].