Chemical Recycling: State of Play

Lead Organization: CHEM Trust

Author: Simon Hann, Toby Cannock of Eunomia


The focus of this report is to detail the technologies that have been developed, determine how mature they are and for which polymers they are aimed at. Their comparative environmental performance is also discussed against key benchmarks including waste to energy incineration (WTE), mechanical recycling and virgin polymer production. Finally, we also discuss some of the key issues that these technologies face including when to leverage these versus other options and how they may fit into European waste legislation.