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Promoting the high-quality recycling of plastics from demolition waste and enhancing the use of recycled materials in construction products in accordance with the European plastics strategy : final report

  • This study presents in detail: the use of plastic products and the opportunities for recyclate use in the construction sector, quantities of plastic used, take-back systems, recycling techniques, current recyclate use and plastic construction product packaging.Potentials for increasing high-quality recyclate use were identified. Existing hurdles and options for action for industry and politics are presented. Current recyclate use as well as its potential use are strongly dependent on the application area of plastics. The biggest hurdles for the use of recycled materials are product life time, dismantling and technical requirements.

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Document Type:Report
Author:Phillip Bendix, Holger Berg, János Sebestyén, Michael Ritthoff, Laura Perschel, Daniela Eckert, Robin Kocina, Hermann Achenbach
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-79302
Place of publication:Dessau-Roßlau
Year of Publication:2021
Number of page:219
Series Title (English):Texte / Umweltbundesamt
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
Licence:License LogoIn Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt