Waste Plastic Management in Ireland

rx3 published the report Best Practice Guidance for Waste Plastic Management in Ireland. [pdf, 4.82MB] The guidance is aimed at improving the quality of recycled plastic to assist with securing end markets and maintaining a buoyant recycling industry in Ireland.

The best practice guidance document outlines the main drivers behind achieving a quality product and what needs to be done to produce a good quality recycled plastic output. The document focuses on five main steps in the supply chain: Sources, Collection, Transport, Processing and Output. Quality Management Systems and End of Life Design and how they can be used to improve the quality of plastic are also addressed in the document.

The guide is intended for use by industry to improve the quality of plastic grades both for use in Ireland and export markets. It is anticipated that the national implementation of the best practice guidance will promote Ireland as a producer of quality plastic grades in the global context.