Innovating the ELV plastics loop
Fibres, plastics and minerals - these are the most challenging materials at a vehicle’s end-of-life stage. Negative economic values, strict regulations on landfilling and increasing incineration gate fees are forcing the recycling sector to take action.
In a series of three articles, experts describe the impact of revised EU recycling targets on the automotive value chain as they relate specifically to these three material streams. This feature, the second in the series, assesses the characteristics of plastics and their potential applications.
– by Allard Verburg –