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German government to confirm recognition of chemical recycling
10 May 2023
The German government wants to pave the way for the recognition of chemical recycling before the end of this legislative period. This was stated in an answer to a parliamentary question from the CDU/CSU parliamentary group on the use of plastics in the circular economy.
According to the answer, chemical recycling should be recognised, but this should not lead to cuts in established processes such as mechanical recycling. In addition, only plastic waste that cannot be recycled in a high-quality way should be used as input for chemical recycling processes.
Furthermore, the German government clarified that the term chemical recycling is only correct if the product resulting from the process has a similar purpose to the product to be recycled. Accordingly, chemical “recycling” for the sole purpose of fuel production is not envisaged.
In preparation for the planned Reallabor Act, a public consultation will take place in mid-2023, which will also examine the role of chemical recycling.
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