The transition to a circular economy is in full swing. Waste containing plastics represents an important stream for potential recycling activities with high added value on an economic and social level. Flanders, with a large presence of chemical and recycling companies, can play a prominent role in this. The chemical sector and the government are therefore fully committed to the transition to innovative, circular chemistry. However, the supply of waste streams for recycling presents logistical challenges in a number of areas, ranging from collection and pre-treatment to organizing transport in an efficient and sustainable manner.
- Flemish companies can take up an important position in innovative chemistry and thereby create new activities and considerable added value
- Taking a lead in the transition to circular chemistry can strengthen the position of the sectors involved and guarantee their continued existence in a sustainable society