So, what can be done? Experience shows that a mix of media campaigns to raise awareness among the population and incentives for proper disposal is the best solution to this challenge. Consumers today are more environmentally conscious and therefore willing to also buy products with recycled plastic.
Therefore, the recycling industry should be supported by clear, simpler and, above all, stable legal framework conditions in order to be able to make further innovations and investments.
More information about this topic:
Joint statement on amending the annexes of Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
Improving the loops of plastics in electronics (Author: Chris Slijkhuis)