Summary

Plastics recycling’s profile has been steadily growing in recent years with legislation, industry initiatives and consumer awareness leading to a focus on plastic waste, and recycling as a key solution to the problem. Demand is expected to continue growing due to policy initiatives discouraging single-use plastics, but consumers' true commitment to sustainability is being tested in the face of prevailing economics.


Learn more below about the Recycled Plastics market and how S&P Global Platts can help you track the market and identify opportunities for your business.


Recycled PET

Recycled polyethylene terephthalate, better known as R-PET, is the most commonly recycled plastic. Platts has been assessing recycled PET flakes since 2008 and has now closed the loop between its virgin PET and recycled PET assessments.

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Recycled HDPE

Recycled High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is known for its strength and is used to produce durable consumer products and materials.

Platts recycled-HDPE assessment complements our existing virgin HDPE assessments in Northwest Europe, providing market participants with a more complete view of the HDPE market and enabling them to compare market fundamentals and pricing.

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Recycled LDPE

Platts Recycled LDPE assessments complement our existing virgin LDPE assessments in Northwest Europe, providing market participants with a more complete view of the LDPE market and enabling them to compare market fundamentals and pricing.

Platts assesses recycled LDPE black, grey and translucent pellets derived from post-consumer waste and prices are assessed daily for delivered duty paid material in EUR/mt.

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Recycled PP

Platts has two daily spot assessments in Northwest Europe of recycled polypropylene (R-PP) pellets, used in the manufacturing of rigid consumer packaging such as flowerpots and car bumpers. These are Recycled PP Black Pellets DDP NWE and Recycled PP Natural Pellets DDP NWE, and are Platts first recycled PP assessments globally.

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