Speciality chemicals company Clariant has officially joined the EU Circular Plastics Alliance which aims to enhance plastics recycling in line with the objectives of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan and the Green Deal programme.
Clariant’s engagement is part of the company’s active support for the transition towards a more circular plastics economy.
Clariant is committed to the Alliance’s goal to boost the EU market for recycled plastics to 10 million tons by 2025. The company’s focus is on addressing the obstacles that are hampering a higher circularity of products within the plastics value chain, in line with the waste hierarchy principles. The company’s strategy is based on a smart combination of design for reduction, recycling, and reuse options, as well as solutions for mechanical or chemical recycling.
In 2019, Clariant established EcoCircle, a company-wide initiative that goes beyond a product focus, looking at the entire value chain, identifying the most sustainable and viable solutions for a circular plastics economy.