Feasibility study for a certification of sustainably recycled plastics in India

Feasibility study for a certification of sustainably recycled plastics in India

Michael Gasser, Hannah Hüdepohl, Arthur Haarman

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This report presents a feasibility study for developing a certification scheme for sustainably recycled plastic flakes and granules in India. Such a scheme would ensure that the services provided by sustainable recyclers can be verified, certified and made visible. If a demand for high-quality recycled plastic can be fostered and if it can be met by certified products, then the recyclers producing certified materials could also run economically sustainable businesses. India possesses a vibrant and efficient recycling sector. This sector enables the country to recycle around 60% of its plastic waste and achieves recycling rates much higher than common in European countries. This high recycling rate is largely due to the presence of the informal sector which consists of a multitude of small businesses and self-employed persons with no or little legal recognition and social protection.

Authors

Arthur Haarman, Hannah Hüdepohl, Mr Michael Gasser

Country

India

Focus

Plastics

Program

Recycling Initiatives

Year

2018