Monitoring Recyclates for Europe (MORE), the EU harmonised digital platform to monitor the uptake of recycled polymers into products, went back online on 1 June, following its annual closure for maintenance and updates.
As a data collector, the platform requires upgrading to remain in compliance with the requirements of the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA).
MORE serves as a monitoring tool to track the use of recycled polymers for the European plastics converting industry. Developed by EuPC, the EU-level association for plastics converting companies in Europe, and its member organisations as a means to support the European Commission's Plastics Strategy, the aim is to achieve a use of 10 million tonnes of recycled polymers in products annually by 2025 – 2030, not including internal production scrap. The MORE platform is open to all converting companies that use recycled polymers in their products. The platform closed its second year in operation having registered the use of 1 million tonnes of recycled material over the past year.
The newly updated platform features additional modules compared to MORE 1.0. such as the integration of supplementary criteria related to EU regulatory requirements.
These include certification and audit requirements, said EuPC Managing Director Alexandre Dangis.
“We are delighted to open the updated MORE 2.0 platform to our plastics converting community in Europe,” he said. “With MORE, our industry has the opportunity to continue showcasing its efforts towards a circular plastics economy and be more transparent on the volumes of recycled polymers they use in converting infrastructures. Having collected 1 million tonnes of recycled material used in products in its second year demonstrates that the converters community has widely accepted the MORE tool in Europe."
The organisation said it will continue to strive to expand participation in the platform.
National Coordinators have been appointed in 14 countries, who participate in the national monitoring process, with a mandate to provide easier access and ensure better coordination with national plastic converting industries. OEMs, brands, and polymer platforms are also being encouraged to stimulate the registration of these volumes through increased value chain collaboration.