Dublin, Ireland -- Research and Markets has announced the edition of a "Plastics Recycling Market - UK 2009-2013" report. The comprehensive plastics recycling market review incorporates original input and primary research. The report provides a comprehensive and informative review of this developing market and contains a detailed assessment of the plastics recycling market, with interpretation of recent and future developments, key influencing factors, product trends and opportunities.
After packaging, the second largest area of demand is for polymers is that of construction products, accounting for around 22 percent of UK polymer supply. Electrical equipment, housewares, agricultural products and vehicle manufacture account for around 30 percent of demand between them. The remaining 12 percent of demand is split between medical equipment, toys and sporting goods, clothing and other.
In the UK, it has been estimated that plastic waste arisings have been growing by around two percent, reaching around 3.4m tonnes in 2007. For 2008, it is estimated that this level has remained static, underpinned by reduced levels of consumer demand in the second half of the year. Consumer goods packaging comprises around 60 percent of the total, while non-consumer packaging accounts for a further 13 percent or so. Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and plastic from end of life vehicles (ELVs) each account for around six to seven percent.
Since 2006 several companies have invested heavily in developing substantial new capacity, particularly in the area of closed loop' packaging recycling. Among these are Closed Loop London, AWS Ecoplastic, Jayplas, Intercontinental Recycling and Baylis Recycling.
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