Germany’s plastic waste exports fall by a third in 2021

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Germany’s plastic waste exports to other countries dropped significantly in 2021, due in part to tougher import restrictions and pandemic-disrupted supply chains, an industry association tells dpa. Last year, around 697,000 tons of plastic waste were exported, a third less than in 2020, the BDE Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry said. This number includes plastic for industrial uses, plastic as a production by-product, and food packaging. Plastic waste is considered a raw material. If properly recycled, it can be used in new products, such as polyester …

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