When the preliminary results of EuPC’s third survey on the use of recycled plastic materials by European converters were announced earlier this year in February, the coronavirus had yet to commence its devastating spread across the continent.
Nonetheless, it was swiftly decided to hold up publication of the full results in order to gather and subsequently incorporate new, highly topical, up-to-date information about how the outbreak was impacting the use of recycled plastics by plastics converters in Europe.
To that end, EuPC has drafted a follow-up questionnaire designed to provide the first-hand information needed to gain insight into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe’s converters and their use of recycled polymers.
Combined with the survey results from February, the outcome of the present questionnaire will afford EuPC a total picture of recycled plastics use prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first two surveys - conducted in 2017 and 2018 - drew over 860 participants from across Europe. These were focussed mainly on quality and supply issues, and the challenges of incorporating recycled plastics into end products.
The present survey is open to all plastics converting companies in Europe and can be accessed here. It will remain open for three months.
The results will be published, together with findings from the third survey on converters’ use of recyclced plastics in Europe, in November 2020.
All respondents will receive the full report free of charge.