MORE uptake of recycled polymers in the UK

An online tool for monitoring the uptake of recycled polymers into products is now available for use by converters in the UK.

MOnitoring Recyclates for Europe (MORE) is designed to monitor and register the industry’s efforts to reach the EU target of 10 million tonnes of recycled polymers being used annually between 2025 and 2030.

Trade association European Plastics Converters (EuPC) developed the IT platform in cooperation with its members. EuPC’s managing director Alexandre Dangis and the British Plastics Federation’s director general Philip Law (British Plastics Federation director general) officially signed the MORE Partnership Agreement on 11 November in London, UK.

British plastics converting companies can register and submit the volumes of recycled polymers used in their products. The UK is the 13th country in the European Union to offer the platform to the industry.

Dangis said: “Our industry has the opportunity to showcase its efforts towards a circular plastics economy in Europe and be transparent on the volumes of recycled polymers they use in converting infrastructures.”

Law added: “The plastics industry in the UK has been working to integrate more recycled content into its products and we are very happy to be making MORE available within the UK. Participation in the platform is key to its success and we urge companies to help us develop this valuable data so we can understand and communicate the UK’s progress.”