Distribution by plastic types in EU

Source https://plasticseurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Plastics-the-Facts-2021-web-final.pdf

When we say plastic waste, we are mostly not aware of how many types of plastic there are in general, even in plastic waste. The figure above shows the share of individual plastics in the EU by type of plastic, a similar share in plastic waste.


Food packaging, sweet and snack wrappers, hinged caps, microwave containers, pipes, automotive parts, bank notes, etc.


Reusable bags, trays and containers, agricultural film, food packaging film, etc.


Toys, milk bottles, shampoo bottles, pipes, houseware, etc.


Window frames, profiles, floor and wall covering, pipes, cable insulation, garden hoses, inflatable pools, etc.


Bottles for water, soft drinks, juices, cleaners, etc.


Hub caps (ABS); optical fibres (PBT); eyeglasses lenses, roofing sheets (PC); touch screens (PMMA); cable coating in telecommunications (PTFE); and many others in aerospace, medical implants, surgical devices, membranes, valves & seals, protective coatings, etc.


Building insulation, pillows and mattresses, insulating foams for fridges, etc.


Includes other thermosets such as phenolic resins, epoxide resins, melamine resins, urea resins and others.


Food packaging (dairy, fishery), building insulation, electrical & electronic equipment, inner liner for fridges, eyeglasses frames, etc.

Why is it important plastic types?

PWED is not the only system for processing waste plastic in the world, but it is the only one that processes all types of waste plastic and it can be mixed and unsorted and due to a number of specifics, thanks to the operational practical experience and the initial academic foundations of the patent owner and manufacturer PWED, it is the most efficient.

This has been recognized by many companies, including EREMA and Lufthansa.