The EUMEPS Pledge sets out the commitment of the Expanded Polystyrene value chain to accelerate the current recycling programme and establishes ambitious recycling targets for 2025 in the main applications.
SCS is the joint industry initiative to significantly increase the circularity of styrenics by building on PS’ unique intrinsic capacity for circularity. Game-changing technologies such as depolymerisation back to its constituent monomer and dissolution will enable recycled PS to be used over and over again in its original applications, including food contact.
The share of R-PET utilisation in nonwovens is expected to increase from 34% in 2017 up to 40% in 2025. EDANA pledges on behalf of the nonwoven manufacturers among its members, representing over 85 % of the nonwovens production in the EU2 an uptake of more than 300,000 tonnes of R-PET by 2025, providing that the post-consumer waste volumes necessary to back such a growth are available.