The study „Material Flow Analysis for Plastics in Germany 2017“ presents current figures and data on the production, processing and recycling of plastics – and thus provides important insights into the entire life cycle of the material. In addition to the production of new plastics, the quantities of the production and processing of recycled materials have now been determined in detail for the first time. The result shows that recycled plastics are increasingly becoming an important raw material for new plastic products.
More than 2,000 companies were interviewed for the study. The study was prepared by Conversio Market & Strategy GmbH (formerly Consultic). Clients include BKV, PlasticsEurope Deutschland, GKV and AGPU.