Plastics – the Facts 2018

An analysis of European plastics production, demand and waste data

by PlasticsEurope


It is an analysis of the data related to the production, demand and waste management of plastic materials. It provides the latest business information on production and demand, trade, recovery as well as employment and turnover in the plastics industry. In short, this report gives an insight into the industry’s contribution to European economic growth and prosperity throughout the life cycle of the material.

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About PlasticsEurope
PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. It is a network with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU28 member states plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.
The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. Close to 1.6 million people are working in more than 60,000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover of 355 bn EUR per year.
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